At ILB, Mayo and Spikes are obviously staying. Guyton has made a lot of plays. Fletcher has come in for high praise. If you want to count White at this position, he's staying too. (5, counting the STer) At OLB, Cunningham, Ninkovich, and TBC are obviously in the rotation and staying. (3) On the DL, Wilfork, Ty Warren, and Wright are obviously core players. Brace is surely coming back, and G. Warren seems very likely. (5, and I'm not done yet). Other guys who've put in good claims for a roster spot include Deaderick, Love, Pryor, and Moore. (4 more, although not all of them have to stay.) My temptation is to say that among the most vulnerable of the group are the ones of whom one says "If he's in on a running down, the team has a weakness" -- i.e., some of Guyton, Wright, Pryor, and Moore, specifically the least established of those, namely Pryor and Moore. It's also not obvious that Love or Fletcher have played except on a "last man standing" basis. So I see Love, Fletcher, Pryor, and Moore as the most likely to not make the team next year, with others being more at risk of being bumped down the depth chart at worst, rather than outright cut/left off the team. My total list was 16 regular-downs guys plus one pure STer. That's about as high as the headcount is apt to get for the Front 7; indeed, I'd expect it to be about 1 lower. So it looks like there really are only 3 or so jobs up for grabs. By way of comparison, new on or around Opening Day this year were, from memory: White Spikes Cunningham G. Warren Deaderick Love Not yet Fletcher (PS) I don't recall Crable or McKenzie as belonging on the list. How'm I doing?