With tonight’s game against the Green Bay Packers only being the third preseason game, there are still a lot of things left to be resolved, such as who will emerge as the fifth and sixth receivers for this team? Will this team do the unheard of and carry seven receivers into the new season?
With Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston out of tonight’s action at University of Phoenix Stadium, it is a prime opportunity for receivers Lance Long, Sean Morey, Early Doucet, and Onrea Jones to show what they have. Of those four guys, two figure to make this team. I’m going out on a limb and saying Sean Morey will be one of them based on his special teams play. He was a pro-bowler last season.
The sixth spot will probably come down to Early Doucet and Lance Long. I just don’t think the Cardinals are ready to give up on a third round guy from last year in Doucet. He’s battled injuries, but not to the point where you call him injury prone – not yet at least. Long could be one of those guys that ends up being trade bait, therefore giving the Cardinals something in return. Sign him to the practice squad or waive him outright, you’re going to get nothing for nothing. Long, I think, is too good to send out there without getting something in return.
So, someone will benefit from the fortune of Boldin and Breaston sitting this one out. The receiver spots may be decided tonight. Only two weeks until kickoff weekend.