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PFT considers the NFL’s deepest and thinnest teams by position


Looking to see if your favorite team can bolster its roster before the start of the season?

Start by looking at the other 31 rosters.

Yes, there are a few big names left in free agency — ex-Patriots wideout Brandon Lloyd jumps to mind — but it’s largely the same group that’s been out there since March.

And now, that group is going to get a fresh new wave of players added to its ranks as teams start shortening their rosters.

Already we’ve started to see action on this front, with the Eagles’ release of Kenny Phillips one notable move Sunday. More cuts are coming, however, with a flurry of action expected Saturday in the paring of rosters to the 53-player limit. Then will come more moves, as teams claim younger players on waivers and release others into free agency.

It’s this burst of transactions we were thinking of when we created PFT’s Depth Analysis, a look at the clubs with strong and weak depth at the offensive, defensive and special teams positions. Give the list a look, and if the spirit moves you, give your take in the comments. It’s a living, breathing list, one that could very well change as the transactions begin to stack up.

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11 Responses to “PFT considers the NFL’s deepest and thinnest teams by position”
  1. f1lthymcnasty1 says: Aug 25, 2013 7:03 PM

    Vince Young is all we need….

  2. icdogg says: Aug 25, 2013 7:08 PM

    Kenny Phillips is not being released because the Eagles have depth at safety. They do not, in any way, have depth at safety.

    Phillips was released because he has at no time showed signs of being anything like the player he was prior to his injuries, when he was even able to get onto the practice field at all.

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 25, 2013 7:12 PM

    The downside of football.. by 26 you can be a shell of your former self.

  4. pynflfan says: Aug 25, 2013 7:15 PM

    The Patriots are by no means thin at OLB. They have starters in Mayo and Hightower. Then if either of them gets hurt Collins can fill in on either side

  5. dennisatunity says: Aug 25, 2013 7:26 PM

    The ‘Hawks are extremely strong at RB. In fact, PFT has been raving about the very fact. You guys have run a couple of stories about the strength of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin as backups to Marshawn Lynch. So for you guys to to say we are thin there???

  6. themagicman1223 says: Aug 25, 2013 8:06 PM

    The Hawks RB depth is incredible, I honestly think that all 3 could be staters on different teams. I really like Michael and I think he’s going to be the eventual replacement to beast mode.

  7. mrlaloosh says: Aug 25, 2013 8:56 PM

    Saints thin at tight end? Jimmy Graham, Ben Watson & Higgins are quite adequate.

  8. steelers6rings says: Aug 25, 2013 9:18 PM

    The Steelers are the deepest team and it’s not even close.

  9. garrison1981 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:45 AM

    Think Detroit might sign Lloyd!

  10. pensman29 says: Aug 26, 2013 10:34 AM

    49’s r not deep at wr

  11. dukeearl says: Aug 26, 2013 11:17 AM

    Thanks, pensman29, glad I am not the only person thinking that.

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