New injuries aside, I see the following near-locks: QB 2 -- Brady, Cassell RB/FB 3 -- Maroney, Fauk, Evans WR 5 -- Moss, Welker, Gaffney, Stallworth, Washington TE 3 -- Watson, Brady, Spach OL 7 -- Light, Mankins, Koppen, Neal, Kaczur, Hochstein, O'Callaghan K/P/LS 3 -- Gostowski, Hanson, Paxton DL 4 -- Seymour, Wilfork, Warren, Green LB 7 -- Thomas, Bruschi, Seau, Vrabel, Izzo, Alexander, Woods S 3 -- Harrison, Sanders, Meriweather CB 3 -- Samuel, Hobbs, Gay That's 40, leaving 5 more slots. I have to think there will be two more DBs and one more DL (I did NOT understand the recent game with 4 DL -- perhaps Smith was dinged up or in the doghouse?), so add Wilson Andrews Smith BB seems to have a great desire to have Eckel on STs, so health permitting he's #44. How am I doing so far? For #45, it would seem to come down either to a 6th DL (Thomas) or else Troy (Welker backup and emergency CB).