If he can’t provide more benefit then the dude they’d have to cut, then he must NOT be adding enough value in whatever physical state he’s in even if he’s “healthy”. I feel pretty confident the coaching staff will be able to make that assessment. Houston must NOT be the slam dunk value add we all from the outside looking in think he is though. Otherwise it would be a really easy call to make. If you cut Cabinda to make room for Houston what value add are you losing not having Cabinda (special teams)?
In the pre season and game one he was given about 10 opportunities to rush. It was a small sample size but I only saw him get pressure on one of them. I’m wondering if he regressed somehow. We also now have Hutch lining up in a wide 9 stance more often which is what you’d expect they’d do for Houston.
Why would you trust the staff, they picked Charles Harris over Houston? And some tried to justify that at the start of the year, many in fact on this site. I’m still laughing about that. And Houston was not playing the same position, he was rushing as a LB which is not his strength. And no I wouldn’t line him up in a wide 9, I’d have him doing what he did in 2022 which wasn’t the wide 9.
They put Jacobs and Mitchell on IR last week and didn’t sign anyone else to the active roster, aside from elevating Firkser and Lucas, who can be sent back to the PS, so there is a spot waiting for him on the 53 without further cuts.
Cabinda is on the practice squad. Cutting him won’t do anything to help with Houston. I think they should cut Steven Gillmore and resign him to the practice squad. I can’t imagine anyone is chomping at the bit to add him to their 53 man roster at this point as an UDFA with 0 regular season experience.