With Larry English done for the season and Shaun Phillips in a walking boot how comfortable are we with the current depth at OLB? If Phillips can't go this week that means Barnes moves into a starting role and we have 1 backup for both OLB positions, UDFA Darryl Gamble. I think Bront Bird is the only LB on the practice squad and I think he is more of an ILB than a pass rusher.
Does the team need to go out and pick someone up to add depth at the position? We've only managed to generate 10 sacks to date which is 28th in the NFL. It appears even prior to the injuries the team was having problems getting to the QB (unless the play calling has just been that conservative).
I went out and looked at possible FAs at OLB and list was not very long or distinguished. Below are some names of potential OLB free agents:
Brandon Lang, DE/OLB, Chargers. Age: 25
Do you think the team makes a move? If so who do you think they would target if not one of the names mentioned above? Does Diggs possibly make the move to OLB?
I hope we're able to add some depth and get the pass rush back on track.