The defense that played great for the last half of the season, stopped JAX and gave up almost nothing against Denver will all be back (presuming the signing of Hawkins). In addition, we will have improvements from the IR. DL (7) Seymour,Wilfork,Warren,Green,Hill,Wright,Thomas/Klecko LB (9) McGinist,Vrabel,Bruschi,Colvin,Brown,Beisel,Claridge,Izzo,Banta-Cain CB (5) Samuel,Hobbs,Gay,Starks,Poole/(Poteat) S (4) Wilson,Sanders,Scott,Harrison/(Hawkins) While there are potential upgrades, this is a complete roster, and a better one than we had for the end of the season. I think that we should sign Hawkins ASAP and then start to focus on the offense. I have presumed that the ERFA's have been re-signed since they have no choices. I did not include the re-signing of Poteat, Stone, Chatham and Davis. Poteat seems the most likely signing, especially if Poole is to be cut before paying him his roster bonus. This is a top defense.