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Defensive position battles

Tony Steward

When spring practice opens in two weeks, the search to replace several long-time starters will commence.

Defensive End Malliciah Goodman held down the strong-side defensive end spot over the last two years. In 622 snaps last season, Goodman recorded 28 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Spring candidates Tavaris Barnes Shaquille Lawson Kevin Dodd Barnes, who's bounced between tackle and end, will get a serious crack as a starter this spring. He appeared in 12 games in 2012, racking...

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