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    If Colon comes back this week but Adams does not, I'd say DeCastro starts at his natural position and Foster moves over to RT where he was surprisingly effective a few months ago.

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    If Adams comes back this week but Colon does not, then DeCastro could play out of his comfort zone at LG, but he should still be better than Legursky, who seems to be a disaster anywhere but at center and goalline fullback.

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    If neither Colon nor Adams comes back this week, I'd probably rather use Beachum inside rather than outside. Insert Beachum at Colon's spot (although #68 lining up at LG again gives me the heebie jeebies), then have DeCastro at RG and Foster at RT.

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    I was the biggest DeCastro supporter in the world leading up to the draft, so I'm excited to see what the kid can do, especially now that we really need him with all of the OL injuries. If he does indeed play at his usual RG spot, there is no better "throw him into the fire" test by having him face off against Haloti Ngata right off the bat.


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    I know DeCastro was activated but is he really healthy enough to play? Has he been practicing at all?

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    Hope we don't rush Decastro back into service out of desperation. Same with Ben. Risk is not worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    I know DeCastro was activated but is he really healthy enough to play? Has he been practicing at all?
    He returned to practice last week. At that point the team was granted a 3 week window in which they could evaluate him at practice, until they had to decide once and for all to either add him to the 53 man roster, or send him back to IR for the rest of the year. I guess they only needed 1 week of practice to determine that he's ready to rock.


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    2.46 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
    3.97c ILB Shayne Skov, Stanford
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    5.173c RB Jerrick McKinnon, Georgia Southern
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    6.215c DE Deandre Coleman, California
    7.230 NT Zack Kerr, Delaware

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post

    If Adams comes back this week but Colon does not, then DeCastro could play out of his comfort zone at LG, but he should still be better than Legursky, who seems to be a disaster anywhere but at center and goalline fullback.

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    in this scenario, I think Foster moves to LG where he has played before while DeCastro starts at RG:

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    Hawaii, that doesn't look too bad actually. Depends on Adams' injury situation I suppose.

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