There will be inactives in every game. Sometimes the last inactive depends on the game plan. Inactive almost always chose from the following roster spots (if they exist). To me, these are the bottom roster spots. We will have extensive discussion of the critical positions. IMHO, these six should never be considered critical. #8 OL #9 OL #5 WR #6 WR #6 DL #7 DL the most injured or perhaps a developmental player Backup linebackers and defensive backs are usually active because they are usually of top coverage STers. These players are NOT critical to the success of the team, unless there are injuries at their positions. None will get significant reps unless there are two injuries at their positions.