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Formatting of Depth Chart[edit]

It seems somewhat schizophrenic and I'm not sure exactly what it should look like. Ordering positions by number (which seems to be currently prevailing), or something I would consider more useful, such as by team (1st, 2nd 3rd, etc.). Along with that should players be grouped by position, FBs with the FBs, Left Corners with the LCBs. How far that should be resolved WR1 1st team, WR1 2nd team? I just copied the roster off Seahawks.com, which is quite a bit more complete than other sources I've seen, sorted it and semi-automagically marked it up for the wiki with Open Office. So I'd like to add that, but I'd like to do it in a way that conforms to some sort of predetermined standard so I don't just make a mess and look like a dumbass.

Went a head and added the names. The players are clustered together according to the latest depth chart. So Free Safties are with Free Safties, even if they're listed as Strong Safties on the roster, or their profile. Babinuex is apparently the 3 LCB (probably 1st Nickle), but is listed as a SS. I decided to do it in case anyone wanted to do anything with it prior to a forthcoming discussion. But I did it seperate from the earlier revision undoing all the deleted names so that it would also be easy to undo should the desire arise. Hopefully, no one will be too annoyed. --Insancipitory 13:52, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Something to consider with the Roster template. How do people feel about adding the number of years a veteran has been playing, or R for rookies after a player's name? Gets rid of the asterisk, adds more information, of some merit, on everyone. When I do the next update, probably the 53 man roster, I was thinking about adding that. Height and weight could also be added. --Insancipitory 23:06, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

depth charts are almost impossible to display completely accurately because players back up multiple positions and can be shifted around into many, many lineups depending on who gets injured. the way that i think works best is to list the positions on the team as rows and have columns for first, second and third stringers, choosing one position for each player. this is the way that yahoo does their depth charts. if we could come up with a sweet table design that makes that look pretty i'd vote for it. btw, i'm all for adding years to the depth chart instead of the rookie asterisk. height and weight are not as important imho. --Tschroeder 22:35, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

  • I'll add the years next time I digest the Seahawks roster (cut to 53 men) Number of years for veterans, R for rookies. If anyone wants to do anything to identify veterans who are new to the Seahawks Burleson, Peterson, et al, I'm open to suggestions. Though, left to my own devices I wouldn't bother.--Insancipitory 07:13, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Free agents[edit]

Many of the players who are listed as "free agents" still have one or more years on their contract (Ben Obomanu, Courtney Taylor, Jordan Kent, etc.). We need to find a source for these free agents, or (better) not list them separately. --Nat682 (talk) 00:35, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

I regret to inform you that all three players you mentioned are free agents (most likely ERFAs, so whatever source you're using probably neglects them -- I still have 6 NFC teams to run through to figure out UFA/RFA/ERFA). I (well, Chris in this case) am using official NFLPA records. And why should free agents not be listed separately? Pats1 T/C 03:30, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah there's no doubt here. Every guy listed in the free agents section is not under contract in 2009.►Chris NelsonHolla! 03:33, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Can we please find a source for this? --Nat682 (talk) 18:04, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
NFLPA.org.►Chris NelsonHolla! 19:35, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Newspapers, third-party websites, NFL.com, team press releases, and even official NFL press releases are often wrong. For example, the press release the NFL sent out to media members had at least two errors in their Patriots FA designations. I had to point out the Boston Globe that the NFL press release was wrong in saying that Rashad Moore was a UFA - he was an RFA, and wrong in saying that Dan Connolly was an ERFA - he ended the 2007 season on the practice squad, so it was impossible for him to be an ERFA and he was signed to a reserve/future contract anyway. Just goes to show you how you can't even trust NFL.com or team websites. But in the end, of course I was right with both players. As I was with every other player. Why? Because I (and Chris) use the only two *official* sources on the internet for transactions and contract status - NFLPA.org's Active Player Search (not their normal player search, you have to be logged into the website to access APS which gives base salaries for all active players as well as contract length...it is a lite version of their database for agents) and Pro Football Weekly's transaction wire (the only one that uses the official NFL wire). That's why these rosters are more accurate than any other ones out there. The next closest ones are these, in my opinion. Pats1 T/C 21:33, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

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Alphabetical order[edit]

I should like to remind everyone that all the players under each position are listed alphabetically and not by first string, second string, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.182.244.58 (talk) 22:36, 1 October 2013 (UTC)