As of now, I think the weakest player on the defense is Crable. Certainly an argument can be made for Smith or Green, since we are looking at signing Carter. Crable is not really needed for much this year. Thomas/Burgess/Woods should be an OK OLB rotation, with Banta-Cain there in case of injury (and justifying his salary playing special teams). DEFENSE (24) DL (7) - Seymour, Wilfork, Warren, Green, Smith, Wright, Brace OLB (4) - Thomas, Burgess, Woods, Crable ILB (4) - Mayo, Bruschi, Guyton, Lenon CB (5) - Bodden, Springs, Wilhite, Wheatley, Butler S (4) Meriweather, Sanders, Chung, McGowan/Williams I have guys like Ventrone, Slater, Banta-Cain, Jones and Ciurciu competing for special team roster spots. I think 24 roster spots is enough for the defense.