NFC West positional counts at initial 53

The fun is only beginning for NFC West teams after the mandatory reduction to 53 players Saturday.

Teams will continue shuffling their rosters as the Sept. 12 regular-season openers approach.

For now, though, we've gotten some answers. The chart shows positional counts for NFC West teams on the initial reduction to 53.

Counts for defensive linemen and linebackers vary by scheme.

The Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams might be able to use another offensive lineman (teams generally carry nine). The Seattle Seahawks appear light at linebacker after releasing Tyjuan Hagler and placing Leroy Hill on the reserve/suspended list.

Seattle might be inclined to keep only two quarterbacks. The team could sign one to its practice squad and/or bring back J.P. Losman later if an injury creates a need.

NFC West roster counts