Final cuts will likely come this weekend since the Steelers play on Thursday night. At that point they have to decide how many Tight Ends to carry on the roster. Heath Miller is a no brainer and Leonard Pope has that 2nd spot locked down most likely.
They won't carry 4 during the season, and with DJ out they can't use him as a backup TE/FB now either. Will Johnson primarily working as the FB, do they carry just Miller and Pope until Saunders' suspension is over? They could put Jamie McCoy on the PS if they want...Or do you keep McCoy for the first 4 weeks and release him?
Or do they keep McCoy and just cut ties with Saunders all together? David Paulson?
BTW, on Ed Bouchette's chat transcript recently:
Deebo: How does Wes Saunders' suspension affect the 53 man roster?
Ed Bouchette: He doesn't count while he is suspended. He told me, by the way, that his second appeal was denied by the NFL last week.