When it comes time for cutting down the final rosters, it seems that every football season holds a few surprises for our beloved Norsemen. These may not be major impact players, but they are surprising nontheless. From Sage Rosenfels last year to Heath Farwell in 2011, it seems there are often some names that were unexpectedly cut, to me at least. This is my first fan post so please forgive any mistakes. Below I will discuss a few candidates that could possibly be cut that would be at least mildly surprising. Please let me know in the comments what you think of these possibilities.
MacLeod Bethel - Thompson (There Can Be Only One) I have read on many of the DN threads the idea that if Joe Webb makes the roster then MBT wouldn't be necessary. I hope that Joe finds a place on the team, but I doubt the Vikes will cut MBT either way based on the development they have put into him. Still, if there is a player at another position that the team feels they cannot cut, I suppose MBT isn't completely safe.
Jerome Simpson (The Acrobat) I highly doubt that he will be cut, but if Patterson continues getting better and the team feels strongly about Webb, Burton, or others (possibly a return to roster later in the year by Childs) there is a chance they could sever ties.
Letroy Guion (NT? Really?) Since Ballard went AWOL, the probability of this happening went to practically zero. Guion is a 3T being forced into the roll of NT. If you are going to do this, why not just do that with one of our other better 3Ts (Floyd) or a cheaper option (Ballard up til this week). Or better yet, Fred Evans. Guion seems out of place at NT, which is a shame because he was a good rotational player before that.
Desmond Bishop (Checkmate) With his decent performance last friday and another opportunity coming up on Sunday, this may be a dead argument. Still, a cheap player with injury concerns who was publicly put on notice by his coach is no lock.
Audie Cole (Pick-Six) / Michael Mauti (Greatest MLB Yet to Play) Great Caesar's Ghost! Fans, brace yourselves. One of the DN favorites is likely to go before the season begins. My gut tells me Mauti is out which will cause the DN to burst into flames. Here's hoping Coach finds a way to keep them both and save the DN faithful some anguish.
I hope that I have generated some material for a lively discussion in the comments. SKOL!