Roby hasn't even been the primary returner the last couple of seasons. He's been making it on his gunner/kickoff coverage skills alone.
That could still get him a spot over Tanner as they have what seems to be 5 legit receivers in the other guys.
That's why in my 53 projection I have Roby just beating out Tanner, but if Tanner does really well the next 2 games it will be hard to ignore him. He really needs to contribute on special teams in some way.
As for the do we keep 6 question, we have I think every year since Payton has been here and the only way that changes is if one of the young LBs stands out enough (Johnson, Martin, or Reddick).
I'm not sure if he's eligible but if so he's definitely going.
This post was edited on 8/19 at 6:01 pm