Week 1 of the preseason is now in the books with the Houston Texans beating Rex Ryan's Jets last night on Monday Night Football by the score of 20-16.
Some teams showed that they picked up right where they left off, and others showed that they still need a lot of work with a lot of different changes, both in the coaching department and with their personnel.
Before the season officially starts, there's going to be injuries. It's inevitable for it to happen. Some of the injuries will leave glaring holes on whatever respective team it has to be. As things unfold, some teams' rosters still have a long way to go before cuts and final decisions are made and depth charts are finalized.
As these teams go through and start downsizing their rosters for the season, this will leave a lot of players without homes. It also means that certain players will be stuck to practice squads, which is free game for others to take.
Players similar to Danny Amendola, who initially was a practice squad guy before heading to the Rams, will possibly have a shot with other clubs.
Each year there are always the guys who stand out as the riskiest free agents. In a normal free-agent market (meaning not a shortened offseason), these players, most of the time, do not get picked up until very late in the preseason and, on some occasions, even during the course of the regular season. Most likely we will see that again this year.
Some of the veterans will be sitting on their couches waiting for that phone call from their agent as injuries unfold. And some of the other ones will get signed by teams before the regular season begins.
This slide show will feature 15 veterans that would be considered risky moves by whoever decides to roll the dice on them.