On the same day that Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald takes a look at the progress of receiver Ernest Wilford in making the transition to tight end, Armando Salguero of the Herald points out that a switch to a new position might not be enough for Wilford to save his job.
Per Salguero, Wilford won’t make it into the final 53-man roster, absent injuries to or ineffectiveness of others who are expected to earn spots on the depth chart.
Specifically, Wilford needs tight end David Martin to struggle in his return from hernia surgery and/or rookie tight end John Nalbone to continue to display hands like, well, Wilford’s. Alternatively, Wilford needs rookie receivers Patrick Turner and/or Brian Hartline to rupture multiple knee ligaments.
Absent one or more of such developments, Wilford will find himself looking for a new team come the next three-day weekend of the summer of 2009.