Now I just went and deleted what I found out about some of players but oh well I will try to do this by memory. Now given that preseason has not started yet and we have not seen these players in action some changes would be warrented when the 2nd game gets done. Now I am only going to look at the back seven of our Defense. The front four is set once Aug 3rd hits. Now more after the jump.
Okay here is the list of players for LBs.
DeAndre Levy - can play OLB and MLB and is pegged to start at OLB
Caleb Campbell - plays OLB and is a special team can also be placed on practice squad
Isaiah Ekejiuba - is a special teamer can play MLB not eligible for practice squad
Zach Follett - plays OLB and is a special team not eligible for practice squad
Justin Durant - plays OLB and is pegged to start
Ashlee Palmer - plays OLB and is a special team not eligible for practice squad
Stephen Tulloch - plays MLB and is pegged to start
Doug Hogue - plays OLB but word on the street is he can get on board for special teams pretty quickly
The next 5 players are just camp bodies and should not get a roster spot unless they outshine one of the players above. They are the following: Quentin Davie, Cobrani Mixon, DeJuan Fulghum, Daunte Akra, and Korey Bosworth. All of these players are eligible for practice squad.
My thoughts on the LB group is we go with the LTD as our starters being, Levy, Tulloch, and Durant. We then select 3 OLBs as back ups. I would think it would go Zach Follet, Ashlee Palmer, and Doug Hogue. I select Hogue primary as he the future OLB for the team and just needs time to groom. I also do not think a 5th rounder is going to last through waivers.
Now onto the corners. We currently have the following players on the roster.
Chris Houston - started last year for us should be starter again
Eric Wright - starter for Cleveland should be starter for us
Alphonso Smith - started for us last year but could be a solid Nickel this year if gets beaten by Wright
Aaron Berry - started last year and should provide some solid competition for Wright, can be a practice squad player
Maurice Leggett - solid special teamer has filled in for starts on occasions
Jack WIlliams - a good special teamer has not started in the NFL.
Prince Miller - a good special teamer has not started and can be practice squad player
Paul Pratt - has not played in a regular season game and as such is practice squad eligible
Brandon McDonald - has not started recently but should push the top 4 for a spot, has started in half of his NFL games
Nathan Vasher - started 5 games for us last year, been a Bear the previous 6 years also the oldest CB on staff
Brandon Bufford, Jamal Robinson, and Brandon Stephens are all UDFA but with the recent resigning of Houston one could be cut this morning still. Outside of that should be camp fodder but if impressive on Special Teams could grab a roster spot or the practice squad spot.
My take is this on the postions.
LCB - Chris Houston
RCB - Eric Wright
Nickel - Alphonso Smith
Dime - Aaron Berry
Quarter - Maurice Leggett
Special Teamer - Jack WIlliams
As for safeties I think we can just peg it as Louis Delmas and Erik Coleman starting. Amari Spievey as backup with John Wendling as a special teamer. I highly doubt Randy Philips or Ricardo Silva will make the team.