There will be competition for reps and even for starting positions, but limited competition for roster spots. BOTTOM LINE We have only 29 players competing for 24-25 roster spots. Given the normal number of injuries, there is almost no competition. Without additions to the squad, whoever is healthy among these 29 may end up making the 53-man roster. DEFENSIVE LINE Presuming no cuts or trades, the only question is whether we keep Smith as our #7 DL on on the 53 man roster. OUTSIDE LINEBACKER Presuming no additions, we are set with Thomas, Woods, Crable, Banta-Cain and Redd. INSIDE LINEBACKER The 4th ILB spot is available, if it hasn't been replaced by the 7th DL position. Appleby and Alexander are competing for the spot. CORNER all set #9 DEFENSIVE BACK McGowan, Tank Williams, Spann and Richardson are the competitors for this position. We could carry ten defensive backs.