What starters lost their job in BB era?

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  1. JR4

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    BB has always maintained that there is open
    competition and every year you earn your job again.

    Well can you think of any Starter that lost their Job
    to a new player or rookie BECAUSE of PRE-SEASON COMPETITION? ( in the BB era)
    (do not count open positions because a player left or IRed)
     
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  2. Ice_Ice_Brady

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    I think there was a guy named Bledsoe.
     
  3. pats1

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    Troy Brown.
     
  4. JR4

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    Yes. but I was thinking replaced due to preseason competition.

    I'll edit question.
     
  5. signbabybrady

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    I would say the most obvious would Milloy
     
  6. JR4

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    he lost starting to Wes. Right?
     
  7. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Reche Caldwell
     
  8. ScottieC

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    Probably the best example.
     
  9. pats1

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    More like Branch or Givens in 2003...
     
  10. pats1

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    Because of preseason competition? More like the cap...
     
  11. signbabybrady

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    He was cut because of the cap but Rodney was clearly going to be the starting Strong Safety and for coverage reasons the emerging Wilson was going to be used as well so Milloy lost his starting spot to Rodney and his roster spot to the cap
     
  12. ScottieC

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    Would he have lost that Job if Rodney had not been there to compete with him?
     
  13. Rob0729

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    Ted Johnson. Roman Phifer initially squeezed him out of passing downs and in the 2003 season squeezed him out of rushing downs too to the point that Johnson was inactivated and briefly walked away from the team.

    Reche Caldwell went from primary WR in 2006 to off the team by the end of preseason of 2007. Granted he had a very slim shot going into camp of holding onto a starting role, but he was fighting for the #3 role.

    Corey Dillon did lose his starting role to Maroney, but they were more of a split situation going into the season. Although Maroney ran a lot at the beginning of the Buffalo game.

    Brandon Gorin was replaced by Nick Kazcur. Damien Woody was moved to guard for Dan Koppen.
     
  14. JR4

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    very good. a lot of history there. Thanks
     
  15. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Mike Vrabel in a sense. Clearly, BB feels Woods is a better OLB at this point, or at least good enough to justify parting ways w Vrabel and saving a few mill in the process.
     
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  16. jmt57

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    Perhaps he doesn't qualify since he was not a previous starter, but as I recall it was assumed by many that Fernando Bryant would be the starter last year before training camp started.
     
  17. signbabybrady

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    I was thinking about the oline too...I couldn't remember exactly how it all came too though. Neal earned his spot and the Right Tackle spot seemed like it was won each year by someone new for a couple of straight years.
     
  18. JR4

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    Did Neal replace Max Lane?
     
  19. farn

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    In 03 : didn't the first game push the starting safety opposite Harrion OUT and Eugene Wilson went IN ?
     
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  20. pats1

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    Milloy was long gone before the first game.
     
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