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Cutdown Saturday: Defense Analysis

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We take a position-by-position look at the decisions that shaped the 27-player roster on defense. The outstanding depth at defensive line and at inside linebacker made for some tough decisions.

It might not be a finished product, but here's a look at the defense following Cutdown Saturday. With 27 of the 50 position players, this unit is oozing with talent. DL (8): DE C.J. Wilson, NT Ryan Pickett, DE B.J. Raji, DE Datone Jones, DE Mike Daniels, DE Johnny Jolly, NT Josh Boyd, DE Mike Neal Reaction: General manager Ted Thompson says every year that his job is to keep the best 53 players...

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