Status Update: Coach Lovie Smith has always shot down any chatter about Tillman switching positions, meaning he is still entrenched as the starting left cornerback.Nathan Vasher, Bowman officially took over as the starter opposite Tillman in Week 2. In 2009, the former Nebraska Cornhusker recorded 66 tackles, a team-leading six interceptions, one forced fumble and 10 passes defensed. Similarly built to Tillman at 6-1 and 193 pounds, Bowman is a perfect fit for the Cover 2 and finally seems to be past the non-stop injuries that plagued him throughout his college career and again as a rookie in Chicago.
Status Update: Ready to supplant Tillman as the best player in town at his position, if he hasn't done so already, Bowman will be the starting right cornerback again.Danieal Manning rumored to be heading to strong safety, Graham should be on the short list of candidates to be the nickel back.
Status Update: 2010 is the final year of Graham's contract, so he needs to stop maintaining that he's only a cornerback and just get on the field defensively any way he can.
Status Update: The only reason Moore made the 53-man roster a year ago was because he was a draft pick, and there is little reason to assume he's any better now than the fourth or fifth corner on this team.
Status Update: Jennings is not the prototypical cornerback for this system, and Colts fans certainly won't miss him, but the talent is there and perhaps he simply needed a fresh start somewhere else.
Status Update: Assuming both Tillman and Graham stick at corner, giving Turenne some time at free safety might be a smart idea since he showed good ball skills in training camp.
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