SAFETY (6), 1 signed, 5 unsigned FS - Meriweather (2011) FA SS/FS - Sanders SS/LB - Williams SS - Harrison FS - Spann (RFA?) Practice Squad S - Dillard LOCKS (1): Meriweather is the only safety under contract for next season. I imagine the team will make every effort to re-sign James Sanders. SPOTS UP FOR GRAB (3): 1) Starting Strong Safety 2) SS/LB hybrid 3) Depth at either position CURRENT COMPETITION FOR OPEN SPOTS (5): - Sanders has been a reliable starter and can play either position. The team would be in good shape if they could re-sign him. - The team planned to use Williams as a coverage LB before his season ending injury. If he comes back healthy, the team may again sign him to a low risk-high reward contract - Harrison may be done, or at the very least, would miss the start of the 08 season. If he doesnâ€™t hang it up, the team could bring him in mid-season next year in the case of an injury. - Spann looked good in pre-season and is now on the roster with Harrison injured. He could be re-signed and provide depth at FS. - Dillard is a long term prospect at strong safety, but isnâ€™t likely to make the 53. PLAN OF ACTION IN DRAFT/FREE AGENCY: - The team should work quickly to re-sign James Sanders so it can go into the draft in a position of strength. Hypothetically, they could also re-sign Williams and Spann and essentially be set at the position, although the draft could provide a cheap, higher upside solution. Bottom Line: 3 players are needed. They could solve all problems in-house by re-signing the guys they have, but they could and should look for a safety in the draft for competition and upside.