The NFL’s All-IR and All-Suspended Teams

The regular season has yet to start and there’s already been a ridiculous amount of attrition in these regards–so much, in fact, that we can almost fill out an entire starting lineup each with only players on IR and then players on a suspension.  Unfortunately, the overturning of Tom Brady’s suspension really hurt the cause of the All-Suspended team.  I guess they can run a bunch of the Wildcat and the wishbone offense, then?

All-IR All-Suspended
QB Bruce Gradkowski RB Le’Veon Bell
RB Robert Turbin RB LeGarrette Blount
FB James Develin RB Ahmad Bradshaw
TE Niles Paul TE Antonio Gates
WR Jordy Nelson WR Martavis Bryant
WR Kelvin Benjamin WR Jerome Simpson
LT Ryan Clady LT Bobby Massie
LG Jon Asamoah LG Eben Britton
C Daniel Kilgore C Craig Watts
RG Menelik Watson RG RJ Dill
RT Phil Loadholt RT Oday Aboushi
DE Arthur Jones DE Derek Wolfe
DT Corey Peters DT Marcell Dareus
DE Ziggy Hood DT Sheldon Richardson
OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. DE Greg Hardy
ILB Casey Matthews LB Rolando McClain
ILB Desmond Bishop LB Daryl Washington
OLB Junior Galette LB Victor Butler
CB Orlando Scandrick CB Sean Smith
CB Senquez Golson CB Bashaud Breeland
SS Matt Elam SS TJ Ward
FS Louis Delmas FS LaRon Landry

The All-IR team is also weak at quarterback, but at least they have one.  Both teams have a decent amount of talent at the offensive skill positions otherwise.  The All-Suspended has some serious talent problems on the O-line, but on the other hand is very deep on the D-line, as the Packers’ suspended duo of Letroy Guion and Datone Jones failed to crack the lineup.  The All-IR was given a 3-4 defense to take advantage of their wealth in the edge rushing department, and to cover the fact that they’re really weak at the traditional LB position, something that’s not a problem for the All-Suspended–a squad that also has an edge in the defensive backfield.