2. Deonte Thompson
See Josh Bellamy. But in all seriousness, Thompson can try to make a stronger case than Bellamy. Thompson is considered a wide receiver, but will not win a roster spot due to what he can do on offense. Still, he had a higher catch rate and three more receptions than Bellamy last season.
However, where Thompson begins to make his case is as a return man. Thompson only played in 124 special teams snaps compared to Bellamy’s 274 but Thompson had 35 kick returns last season. That is where he will get his shot.
At the same time, the team does have options at kick returner. Tarik Cohen fits the role perfectly and needs to find himself a place on the team if he cannot beat out Cunningham as a backup. Markus Wheaton has returned kicks in his past and Eddie Jackson was a former punt returner who could get a shot as well. Whoever it be, the point is that there are options to replace Thompson in that area. Thompson was not dynamic as a returner and his job will certainly be in jeopardy.