Why would we keep Wright around? Because he can block on ST? Wasted roster space if this is the case.
I disagree. Wright is a much better option IMO as a third down back. He's not much more than that, but if Dunn/Duckett went down, we could use him on offense. Cobb just isn't there yet. He has great big play potential, but I'd rather get the more reliable guy to be the backup to Dunn/Duckett.
Wright can block, catch, and run. CObb can simply run and return. ROssum is going to return kickoffs for this team from all indications by Mora. So why does Cobb make the roster?
But honestly, I think either player would work as the #3 RB. I wouldn't be uspet which one we lose. Cobb has greater upside, so it makes sense to keep him. But I think Wright gives us potentially more in 2005, so it also makes sense to keep him.
The IR basically works in that a player is done for the season. Yes, the team has the option of keeping both players, but it likely means they'll be only able to keep 6 LBs or 1 less DB than they usually keep. That does make some sense, but the team has to be sure either or both Wright/Cobb can handle ST coverage duties, because that extra LB or DB usually does that role.