Our entire starting secondary is back, including the best DB in the league.
Via free agency, we added that ex-Stamp, Canadian DB/LB/KR to the mix, too: he could platoon with Daly at safety, or compete for SAM.
We are about to add ex-Stamp Davis to the D-Line, and Westerman will be back, healthy, with a full training camp. This should result in more push up front.
Simoni is back at LB.
I think we can rely on scouting/guys in the pipeline to replace Dean and Unamba. I’m sure that’s what the Ticat braintrust is thinking. Guys like Frey and Wacha are already signed, and we’ll bring in more young LB’s to complete, I’m sure. Remember, we have lots of high picks in the draft, too. Maybe our first pick will be a LB.
If those options don’t work out, there will be quality LB names among the final cuts of many teams that went on spending sprees during free agency.
So not sure we need to spend more cash now on guys like LB Awe.