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Roster Breakdown: Safety

With some down time before training camp we decided to do our first of what should be many looks at the roster. Today we handle the safeties and we will analyze a different position each day.

Locks: Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Jordan Richards

Bubble: Nate Ebner, Tavon Wilson

Long shots: Brandon King

BREAKDOWN: Things are slightly more settled here than at cornerback. McCourty is a perennial captain, so, he's not going anywhere (although we thought that about Logan Mankins last year, too), and neither is Chung, who inked a contract extension late last season. Harmon should compete with Chung for a starting job, but will be a contributor at the very least. Richards, as a second-round draft choice, has to make the club. Former draft picks Ebner and Wilson could still find a way to hang on as special teamers, but their jobs statuses are tenuous at best. King, a rookie free agent, faces an uphill battle to make the team.


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