The reality is that only FOUR defensive linemen played more than 30% of the defensive reps. We therefore need four and two backups, as we have usually had. And no, I am not counting the linebackers who are situational defensive ends like Banta-Cain and Burgess. ======================================================= We have the four "W"'s, Lewis and Brace. All are experienced veterans except for our designated backup nose tackle. Obviously, others can play nose tackle if Wilfork is out and Brace is not able (Wright comes to mind). I am reasonally satisfied with Lewis and G. Warren replacing Green and Pryor. Obviously, we need to see them play. As others have pointed out recently, Lewis and Warren are usefull in nickel situations. ========================================================= Yes, I do understand that we might/shoiuld keep a developmental defensive lineman on the 53 man roster (Pryor or Deaderick or Richard). I also understand that Lewis or G. Warren could flop in camp and be replaced. But the BOTTOM LINE is that I am fine with the top six for 2010.