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Role Players Must Pick Up the Sack Slack

LB Dezman Moses (Jeff Hanisch/USP)

Who's being asked to replace the production of Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews? Erik Walden, Dezman Moses and Frank Zombo — a street free agent and two undrafted free agents. Those three, with their combined career total of 13 sacks, know the pressure is on.

Dom Capers is a man with an infinite number of plans. Most of them — like this one — he would have preferred to keep unseen and unused in the back pages of some nondescript notebook. A few weeks ago, the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator was talking about injuries and the need to not put all of the defensive eggs in one or two baskets. "If you base it all on one, two, three guys, all of...

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