I just did a quick final roster prediction, and when I was crunching the numbers, I came to the conclusion that this team cannot keep both Price and Eric Beverly on the roster.
Both combine for over $5 million in cap space and this team is still tight in that area. Cutting Price will save about $2 million in cap space and cutting Beverly about $1.3 million.
Now that both are less than 100%, their chances of making the roster are up in the air.
Beverly is expected to play soon last I heard. Whether he plays tonight, I'm not sure. Price is expected to bounce back soon but is still suffering from headaches last I heard.
I don't see why this team is keeping Beverly. He costs more to this team than either Michael Jenkins or T.J. Duckett and is not even close to be worthy of their value. He's a blocking TE, nothing more, nothing less.
We can get a veteran that costs a third of the price we are paying him. Available blocking tight ends are David Sloan, O.J. Santiago, Cam Cleeland, Fred Baxter, and J.D. Davenport. I'm sure there are going to be some quality blockers that are cut in the next 2 weeks that we can also pick up. And in the meantime, I think Blakley is going to be fine as the #2 TE, assuming he can cut down on his mistakes. My feelings towards Beverly border almost on how much Cap
As for Price, I'd rather see the team keep him than lose him. My hatred for Price has ebbed, and I like the commitment he's shown this offseason. Will it translate into him catching 65 passes and scoring 7 TDs this year? No, but he could be an excellent situational player if used correctly. At least until Roddy White makes the necessary strides.