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    #95 Jersey

    Anyone feel like speculating?? I think we still get one of the vet FA DE's, depth at corner (Sheldon Brown comes to mind), and a little O-line depth.
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    i hope we sign abraham having him to mentor t younger players would be good enough but he is still putting up great numbers then we can focus on getting a CB or a DT in the first and getting a DE in the 2nd or 3rd
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    At this point, I can only see them bringing in either a camp body or a sudden shocking cut from another team (e.g., Brian Waters).
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    I wanted Abraham until I heard Holley talk about him the other day, and he has good insight into Atlanta from the book he wrote on the draft a few years back. According to Holley Abraham is really high maintenance and isn't leader but rather a guy who doesn't work that hard, acts like a diva, and sleeps through meetings.
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    I think they are going to wait until after the draft to see what their remaining needs are and address them then.
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    BEFORE THE DRAFT
    1. Sanders or Lloyd
    2. perhaps a DE

    AFTER THE DRAFT
    3. backup OG
    4. lots of UDFA's, at all positions
    5. JAGs at CB, S, WR, ST, OL
    6. perhaps a RB (a short yardage back would be nice)

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    Sanders is a given.

    I don't believe Lloyd is coming back, i don't think they want him at any price.

    Agree on back-up interior OL.

    Agree on UDFA's

    Agree on Jags

    Agree they will add DL

    Don't see any more RB's other than UDFA


    I'm surprised there is no mention of OLB, I can't see them going into the season with only Tarpinian and Rivera as back-ups. I don't want to see either starting for them at any time.
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    Shaun Phillips
    Braylon Edwards or Legedu Naanee

    Veteran depth competing for positions that aren't quite secure, imo.
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    Ninkovich is our backup OLB. We could bring Scott back.

    I still don't think Sanders is a given. Lloyd is only listed as an alternative if PITT matches Sanders.

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    I should have been clearer, I only meant that the decision on Sanders would be in before the draft, not that they will get him, i am still very unsure on that.


    OLB is the position that I have the most questions about at this point. I am really not sure about how Belichick is looking at his roster and when i looked at their team depth chart Rivera was one 2nd string OLB and rivera the other, and if that is true then I really think OLB moves to a high priority status. It still doesn't move ahead of WR but it is definitely a need. Obviously it all depends upon how Belichick is viewing guys like Ninkovich as OLB's in a 4-3, and that's where the questions come in.
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    I don't think they let Lloyd go because of his cap hit, I think they let him go because Belichick doesn't like him as a player. I could be wrong but I don't think Belichick would bring him back at vet minimum, they need to get tougher all around and he is a soft player. i think jones was brought in to replace him even though his numbers don't match Lloyd's production. Like Amendola they are counting on Brady to seriously improve jones production.
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