Here is exactly what Ballard had to say:. On Antonio Morrison’s role in the defense: “He has to be a MIKE-SAM, and really, more of a SAM … because we’ll ask our SAM a lot to hammer things down inside, which he should be really good at, because that’s what he is. He couldn’t play WILL for us.”
Even after reading this I'd be surprised if Morrison makes the final 53 man roster. He doesn't have the speed or coverage skills. What do I know I didn't expect him to be there last year.
Walker on the other hand if he is back to the guy who could run all over the field making tackles and covering backs. He should be in the mix maybe the SAM Goode at M and Leonard at W. I expect to see a lot of LB's come through this summer like Ballard worked CB last year.