I think for sure we carry 9 DB's, 10 DB's couting Rossum...
Nate Clements: Gets a lot of hate because some people actually think he makes or will make $80million dollars. While he is not a shut down corner he is a very good corner. He can be a little inconsistent as he has a game or two a season (last year three) that he just flat out did not play well in but he has done a good job overall here and has played well vs the Boldin and Fitzgerald. Will we start to see his play slip as he turns 30? I hope not...
Dre Bly: I have a good feeling about Bly. He seems like he has a chip on shoulder after Denver cut him and from all accounts still has plenty of football left in him. If nothing else, he will add a few more INT's into our secondary which is what we need. I do think though he will have a solid, solid year either as the #2 corner or the slot corner.
Tarrell Brown: A player I have always liked. He was a steal in the 5th rd and has played well as a nickel corner and in his lone career start last year. Now he competing for the starting job against Dre Bly and he is making it a heck of a competition. At worse I think he will be a very good third corner this year and a good #2 corner down the road but I would not be suprised if he ends up beating out Bly for the #2 CB job.
Shawntae Spencer: A solid player when healthy, Spencer is coming of a torn ACL and that is not good when you are a cornerback. Hopefully he can get healthy and regain his confidence as he would give us a heck of a 4th cornerback.
Marcus Hudson: A guy I like, he is a very good ST's player and a solid backup at corner and safety. I like him more as a safety but he is basically taking all of his reps at cornerback. He is not a lock to make the team but I think he will because of his versatility and the fact he is a good ST's player.
Michael Lewis: A hard-nosed vetran who is starting to show wear and tear, hopefully we can get one more year out of him.
Dashon Goldson: I am really excited about him, if he can stay healthy as our starting FS I see him getting 5-7 INT's and making plays all over the field as a ball defender and tackler. He has good size, long arms, a nose for the football and a swagger about him.
Mark Roman: I didn't think he would be back, but as a backup you can live with him because he can play either safety posistion and has a lot of starting experince. I just hope he does not end up starting to much because Goldson or Lewis are hurt a lot.
Reggie Smith: He had a chance to get some valuable reps at SS with Michael Lewis out and he ended up getting hurt as wel and missing most of the OTA's with a groin injury. I like this kid as a safety, he was a player at Oklahoma but im starting to worry he may not even make the team.
Allen Rossum: Makes the team because of his return ability.
I think Curtis Taylor has a chance to make the team esspecially if he plays well on ST's but I think he will end up being on the practice squad as a rookie. Lewis Baker has a slim chance to make the cut.