Gut what are you talking about? Backups unknown? Ford-ball-hayes played about as many snaps combined as a frontline starting DE. Combined they had 67 tackles 12.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles 1 int and 1 fumble recovery. Those are jared allen type numbers! Ford was basically a red shirt rookie after sitting out last year with an injury and he had 7 sacks. Hayes was a rookie whom the coaches gush about in terms of potential. Ball is a mid career guy who just came into his own. You want to cut one of those guys? Your comment about KVB makes no sense at all either. Here is a guy who is the definition of reliable. Plays more downs than any d-lineman in the league. He gets one bad injury and injury that is not career threatening and now he is injury prone? The only reason i could think of that we would want to draft a DE is if we wanted to replace kearse with a bigger kevin carter guy to bolster our run defense in the event we lose AH.