I am fine with 2 top special teamers. ============================= A) In 2009, we had Slater, Green-Ellis, Lockett, Arrington and Alexander. We also had Aiken as a wide receiver. B) We keep on signing players who are supposed to be great special teamers: Chung, Butler, McCourty. And we have very solid special teamers like Woods, Banta-Cain, Sanders, McGowan and Guyton. C) How many special teamers can we afford to keep whose only realistic role is special teams? I certainly hope that the answer is lower than six. I would hope that the answer is two or fewer. D) My candidates are Aiken and Slater. Aiken was the special teams captain. Slater is so good on special teams that his roster spot was kept open for him when he was injured. I'm fine with others beating out AIken and Slater for THE two special teams roster spots. I just don't want there to be more than two. We need the roster spots for players who play offense and defense. ========================================= OFFENSE (23) QB 2 (we don't NEED a third) RB 4 (we can't afford a 5th rb; the roster spot now reasonably goes to a TE/h-back. WR 5 (we finally have five real wide receivers, including a couple of developing kids) TE 3 OL 9 DEFENSE (25) DL 7 (we need the extra run defender or developmental DL, as long as we have Brace) OLB 5 (this includes a DE/OLB passrusher or two) ILB 4 (we have two vets and two high-profile kids) CB 5 (we need 2 starters, a nickel, a dime and a backup) S 4 (at least two are always solid special teamers, but they have to play safety also) SPECIALISTS (5) K 1 P 1 LS 1 ST 2 We are not short changing the offense. We have listed 7 receivers in the past, when there were really only 4 or 5. Slater and Ventrone were receivers one year, and safeties the next. They played neither position.