I'm curious if anyone else thinks we should be looking at other teams' practice squads for players who could possibly contribute next season. Certainly we have a lot of needs, but there is only so much we can do in the draft.
I have one question, as well as a player suggestion to start off the discussion:
I know once a player is signed off of a practice squad, he must be on a roster for three weeks -- but how does this work at the end of the season?? In other words, if we signed a player off of a PS, say, Wk 16, is the three week period (at that point) merely a means of compensation for the player?? Or is there a cut-off point for signing players off PS's if a team's season will come to an end prior to the end of said three week period?? (I hope that made sense -- basically I want to know because our season is done in three weeks, and if it is technically legit to sign and essentially 'reserve' another team's PS player for next season.)
I think EJ's days in MN are numbered -- he is great against the run, but a huge liability in coverage. Per another thread, it seems Jasper Brinkley's coverage skills lie somewhere between unknown and not-so-good. This draft isn't entirely promising for MLB candidates (unless you want to spend a 1st rd pick, which we all know needs to be used on more important priorities) -- which led me to Sturdivant. If memory serves he is a bit raw, but with excellent speed and good in coverage -- which we desperately need at MLB in our Tampa-2 scheme.
What are your thoughts on the question; Sturdivant; and do you have your own suggestions for other teams' practice squad players worth pursuing??