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While Devin McCourty and Darrelle Revis have likely locked in their respective spots atop the safety and cornerback depth charts, the remaining spots will be earned during training camp and preseason games.
At cornerback, Brandon Browner's four-game suspension will figure greatly into the early season equation. Logan Ryan and Alfonzo Dennard will likely compete for the starting spot across from Revis in his absence, while Browner will give the winner a run for his money when he returns.
Kyle Arrington—and/or perhaps Daxton Swanson—will likely round out the cornerback position, although his experience in the slot might bump him up the pecking order.
Duron Harmon's solid play as a rookie should give him a leg up going into his sophomore season, but Tavon Wilson, Pat Chung and Nate Ebner will be fighting for playing time and, ultimately, a roster spot. With more physical cornerbacks—Revis and Browner especially—giving them fewer responsibilities in the back end, it might give Wilson and Chung a second chance at the strong safety position.