QB -- 3. Mallett probably won't be ready. RB/FB -- 4. No room for more. So Polite's services are Politely declined. WR -- 6. Five real ones plus Slater. Lloyd, Welker, 2 other natural outside WRs, 1 other natural slot WR. TE -- 3. Need at least that many if starting 2 is the norm. No room for more. OT -- 3+. Four if Light returns. OG/C -- 5. Tough to hold it this low, but no room for more. Total offense: 24+ CB -- 5. Given our persistent injury history here, and also given the very frequent need to play 3 at a time, very tough to go with less. S -- 4+. Bedard's argument for 5 is persuasive, but slots are tight. ILB/generic LB -- 5. Mayo, Spikes, Fletcher, White, Koutides -- 5, count 'em, 5. Some could play outside, especially in a 4-3. OLB/rush specialist -- 4. It's quite the important role. DT/NT/3-4 DL -- 6+. Eight would be ideal. Six could play three at a time in base packages, often giving their all against double teams. Two could be sub package inside rushers. But it's hard to find slots for that many. Total defense: 24++ K/P/LS -- 3. Duh.