Originally Posted by nunusguy
but no one can deny that [Babin] was handed that slot gratis even before preseason games started this year.
Well I think that can be argued. He was tried out as any 1st round draft pick was at the position they drafted him for, LOLB. Wong was brought in as a FA to play ROLB. He has been a team player the last two years by playing LOLB and was happy to move (possibly reflected in the upped level of his play this year) to ROLB. Moving him wasn't a demotion or lack of competition it was part of a long term plan and presented a twofer like Robinson and Coleman. There was competition in camp with some discussion that Peek might even beat Wong out of the ROLB spot. IMO playing well enough at the position that you are drafted for that you don't get thrown out of the position isn't being handed that slot gratis.