Earlier we posted about the depth chart at cornerback and here is what was written:
Starters: DeAngelo Hall, Josh Wilson
Reserves: Cedric Griffin, Leigh Torrence
Fighting for a job: Kevin Barnes, Brandyn Thompson, Richard Crawford, Chase Minnifield
It was noted in the article that Griffin and Torrence were the put in there as the nickel and dime backs but that it would not be shocking to see any of the “fighting for a job” players get some meaningful snaps at some point during the year. It’s a fluid situation so for now, let’s pencil Barnes, last year’s primary nickel back, at the dime.
Trent is now with his fourth NFL team in four years in the league. Last year in stints with the Bengals, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2009, the Colts, and Jaguars he picked off two passes and recovered a fumble. That hardly makes him a takeaway machine but the two picks would have had him tied for the second most on the team last year. And he got those interceptions while playing just 230 snaps, about a four of his teams’ defensive plays.
Add that to his solid special teams play and he is a threat to make the 53-man roster. It seems likely that Trent, Barnes, Thompson, Crawford, and Minnifield will battling for two roster spots.