I like the idea of if Armstead doesn't start move him to the practice squad, but it isn't that simple. They have a few teams out there desparate for LTs and someone would sign him to their 53 if we cut him.
I could see a situation where if he isn't going to start he gets an "injury" at the end of preseason and goes on IR. Not likely either imo, but more plausible than trying to sneak him on that practice squad.
I don't see any of the rookies beating out Wilson and you need at least 3 OLBs to keep them fresh. I think Galette and Butler start while Wilson will be the rush specialist.
And my concern with Galette and Wilson at OLB isn't the run at all. I think now that they aren't DEs getting pushed around by big tackles right off the line, they have a chance to create space and make plays against the run.
My concern with them is in pass coverage. You don't rush both OLBs every down. I think Butler will be the one primarily responsible for coverage, but they'll have to do it some(just like Harper; not often but he'll have to do it sometimes).
And like I said, I can see why people would say Hartley isn't a lock. I disagree but I know there is trust issues with a lot of fans.
Damn, in my long drawn out post I got ninja'd twice.
This post was edited on 4/29 at 12:42 pm