As I noted in a previous post, I looked at the OL numbers and came up with the possibility of keeping 5 OT’s on the 53 man roster. One possibility that I don’t think I heard mentioned is the possibility of releasing Marc Colombo. He’s getting up there in years, and though he’s not tremendously old he has been struggling recently with injuries sapping his remaining skills. If the team is serious about getting younger along the OL, and if they really like the potential of guys like Young, Tepper, Bright and Costa, then a release of Colombo might be a way to accommodate them all. Doing so would force Barron into the starter at RT, make Brewster the swing T (this could be the reason we saw him play both sides against the Chargers) and allow another interior guy to be on the game day roster.
All of that sounds reasonable, the question is, is younger better? The answer of course is, not always. But given that a lot of the players in question are either rookies or young 2nd year guys I don’t think we can answer that one. Will the powers that be have the cajones to release a proven vet to go with unproven guys with potential? We’ll know shortly.