|First Team Primary Backup Backups
James Hall Victor Adeyanju Eric Moore
As of now, this is James Hall spot. Carriker may come in and take it in training camp, but he is listed as a DT now. Adeyanju will see his playing time, but he won't be a starter.
Jimmy Kennedy Adam Carriker Clifton Ryan
Kennedy never played up to his potential, but he still is in a starting role. If Carriker does stay at DT, He will push for the spot.
La'Roi Glover Claude Wroten
Unless Wroten shows the coaches a lot, he won't be starting any time soon, this is La'Roi's spot.
Leonard Little Michael Brown Trevor Johnson
Little is one of the best players to wear the Blue and Gold in the last 10 years. He has been dominate and consistent for the most part. No chance for him to get benched.
Pisa Tinoisamoa Jon Alston
Pisa is becoming a major part of this defensive unit. Each year he has gotten better. Alston is a good enough athlete to see the field sometime. If the coaches do choose to move him to a safety position, It may allow Bartell to move back to CB. Otherwise, Alston can dominate special teams.
Will Witherspoon Chris Draft Tim McGarigle
Witherspoon was a great addition last offseason. He is the centerpiece of this defense and will continue to be. Bringing in Draft is just to add depth and help out on special teams.
Brandon Chillar Raonall Smith
Chillar started to become a decent starter last season. I think he will improve more this year and become a decent starter.
Fakhir Brown Jerametrius Butler Lenny Walls
The Rams are short of depth at CB. Brown is the start, but it is unsure if Butler will even make the squad.
Tye Hill Mike Rumph Jonathan Wade
Hill is the other starter at CB. Rumph is another guy who may not even make the roster. Wade may get playing time if all plays out right. I think Bartell should move back to CB, and Todd Johnson could fill his spot at backing up Atogwe.
Oshiomogho Atogwe Ron Bartell
Oshiomogho came on strong late last year and will be the starter again this year. He has enough talent to become one of the Leagues better safeties. Bartell is his backup for now, though as i said before, he should play CB.
Corey Chavous Jerome Carter Todd Johnson
Chavous played pretty well last year. He is the starter without much contest. Carter has played well too when he sees the field, but it wont move him to a starter role. Johnson just adds depth at both safety spots.
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