Sean Lee and Bruce Carter are locked in as starters going into the 2013 for obvious reasons. No one’s surprised by that. But we’d imagine that some will be a bit surprised if the third linebacker spot in Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 system went to free agent acquisition Justin Durant--and according to a report, he’s on track to lock that job down.
“Justin’s done a good job,” said head coach Jason Garrett, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s getting more and more acclimated to some of the nuances we have in this defense. He’s getting healthier. You can see him getting better, getting more comfortable playing next to those other guys.”
Durant played four seasons with the Jaguars after being selected in the second round of the 2007 draft, and, after his rookie contract expired, moved on to Detroit, He spent 2011 and 2012 with the Lions, where he posted 171 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
“It’s a new system for him,” Kiffin said. “We like what we see. He’s proven he’s a good football player.”
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