We've been having 24-25 positions on defense: 6 DL, 8 LB, 9 DB and 1-2 Sters. The question is whether we should keep the extra defensive lineman? Considerations: A) Seymour might be gone, extended or franchised in 2010. B) Wilfork could be gone, extended or franchised in 2010. C) Green is likely in his last year as a patriot, and we still don't know about his roster bonus. If that bonus can be avoided, it will be, as it was with Vrabel. D) LeKevin is a backup. We already have two of these in Wright and Brace. E) The roster spot might help more if used for a special teamer or a player who can fill several roles. Ventrone and Tank Williams come to mind. BOTTOM LINE As of now, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect to choose between Green and LeKevin?