Two perspectives, one short term, one long term (beyond the 2009 season).
Both of these guys (Lewis and Ulbrich) may well be done with their pro football careers.
SS position - short term - Lewis goes to game day inactive list. Roman gets the starting SS job. Smith always seems to be injured at the wrong times, missing out on prime opportunities for increased PT, like now. If Smith can get healthy within 2 weeks, he backs-up Roman. If Smith is not healthy, look for Hudson to be Roman's back-up. Taylor is simply too green to be trusted as a SS, but might replace Lewis on the game day active 45 as a ST player. If Lewis goes to the IR, look for the club to bring in an experienced SS type as additional back-up help and ST play.
SS position - long term - Day 1 pick or FA signing.
Ulbrich position - short term - Ulbrich to game day inactiive list, relaced on ST by the now-activated Taylor. If Ulbrich to IR, then call-up Briggs from the PS to fulfill Ulbrich's ST responsibilities and to provide inside LB depth.. The club must immediately replace the valuable Ulbrich on the kick coverage teams.
Ulbrich position - long term - probably a mid/late round pick or possibly FA signing.
[ Edited by jimbagg on Oct 12, 2009 at 16:05:40 ]