The battle to replace Tremaine Edmunds for the starting middle linebacker position appears to still be going strong but looks to be down to Tyrel Dodson and Terrel Bernard. One player that seemed to be a factor early was Baylon Spector, who was the team's seventh round pick last season.
Earlier in training camp, Spector was getting some snaps with the first team defense and veterans like Jordan Poyer were taking notice of what he was able to do. While Spector looks to be out of the running to be the starter, he has done enough that should earn him a spot on the 53-man roster.
The final linebacker spot likely comes down to Spector and veteran A.J. Klein and while Klein does have experience in this defense, the coaching staff may lean more towards the former Clemson linebacker. Baylon Spector should be more of a factor on special teams, where he played most of his snaps in his six regular season games.
It will be worth watching what Baylon Spector is able to put on film in the preseason games but if he plays near the level he did during training camp, he should avoid being cut before the regular season.