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Teams Getting Creative in Safety Search

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Several NFL teams in search of a starting safety will be looking at the cornerbacks on their roster to make a potential move inside. Len Pasquarelli says that move is more difficult than it looks.

Sometimes in the NFL, in direct contradiction to the old saw, safeties are made, not born. Environment, or at least willingness to subscribe to the basic job description, occasionally trumps DNA at a position where roughly one-third of the league's teams appear to be seeking a starter for the 2011 season. For the first time since 2000, a safety, or at least a player widely projected to switch...

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