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Cards' Positional Battles to Watch: Defense

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Thanks to a handful of defections, the Arizona Cardinals are expecting fierce positional battles to take place on the defensive side of the ball. While most of the starting positions are all but locked up, the Cardinals will be searching for capable backups on the depth chart. With training camp rapidly approaching, Brad Wilbricht breaks down the potential tussles to watch heading into 2009.

Although DT Bryan Robinson is currently atop the depth chart, he's expected to relinquish his starting duties to one of the younger options on the Arizona roster. Gabe Watson and Alan Branch are both waiting in the wings and at least one is expected to emerge during the upcoming season. Watson was positioned to accomplish that feat a year ago but suffered a broken kneecap prior to the season...

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