Coach Tom Cable will not name a starting quarterback yet, but he isn't shy about naming his starting linebackers before training camp. Not sure if that is fair to Thomas Howard or other guys, but that is life.
The Starters: Kamerion Wimbley, Rolando McClain, and Trevor Scott
This is who Cable said would start. It is a solid unit if Wimbley can provide the numbers he did early in his career with Cleveland. McClain is only a rookie but acts like a seasoned veteran. Scott made the move to linebacker last season and did very well.
The Backups: Thomas Howard, Quentin Groves, and Ricky Brown
Howard finds himself without Morrison beside him for the first time, and apparently he finds himself on the bench too. Groves is a new addition that is exciting. The former second round pick is looking for a fresh start. Brown was competing for the staring spot in 2009 and now finds himself as a backup without competing.
Third String: Isiah Ekujiuba, Slade Norris, and Travis Goethal.
These guys will compete to rise up the depth chart but will see more time on special teams.