New Madden 16 Roster Updates Some DB’s Speed, Not All


The new Madden 16 Roster Update came out today and this includes the NFL Team’s 53 man roster and definitely a roster that CFM fans have been waiting for.  Creative Rex Dickson also indicated on Twitter that Veteran DBs would be getting an increase in speed.

So along with the cuts made to the initial roster, speed ratings for some DBs have changed and are listed below:

TB – Leonard Johnson 83 –> 85SPD

MIA – Brent Grimes 81 –> 86SPD

PHI – Jacorey Shepherd 85 –> 88SPD

NYG – Trumaine McBride 84 –> 86SPD

DET – Rasheen Mahis 83 –> 86SPD

GB – Ladarius Gunter  84 –> 88SPD

CAR – Charles Tillman 81 –> 85SPD

PAT – Malcom Butler 84 –> 88SPD

PIT – William Gay 85 –> 88SPD


There might be other rating changes but I know DBs was a concern for CFM guys with incoming WRs speeds being so fast.  With that said these changes don’t seem to do anything to combat or balance out the speed of the WRs coming in.  It was my thought that all DBs would take a significance increase in speed, but I guess that wasn’t the plan for EA SPORTS at this time.

I got to be honest, I’m baffled by this since speed wasn’t addressed for the incoming rookie classes in CFM in the last patch, so those worried about speed are and should be still worried about speed of the incoming WRs. So with incoming rookies coming in at 93+ speed not one DB got increased past 88SPD.

Let me know your thoughts below.