He won't be out Johnson, Rivera or LA and will be a backup. Just because you can't beat out any of those 3 doesn't mean you are a bust no matter when you were drafted. He is still should provide solid depth and that is all you can expect. With the pressure of starting not a factor any more, maybe his play will improve as well.
This is a team who is battling several major injuries to
key players including Pro Bowl talents like Lee, Austin, Jenkins, Murray,
Carter and Ratliff. Other key starters missing include Costa, Smith, Church and
Coleman. That is 11 key players - that's half the starting lineup. Yet we still went 8-8.