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The Free Agent Breakdown, Part 2: D-FENCE

From Eric Berry to Dont’a Hightower to Chandler Jones to JPP: Who’s staying, who’s going and what the top defensive free agents are worth

Part 2 of our series descending into the madness of free agency. A position-by-position breakdown of the talent on the defensive side of the ball. Want to know about the free agents on offense? Then listen to last week’s show, ya goober.

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This week’s show:

Safeties: Why Eric Berry means more to the Chiefs than anyone else, why Tony Jefferson is gonna get paid, and why the Packers can’t really afford to lose Micah Hyde — 1:58

Edge Players: Jason Pierre-Paul is back, Melvin Ingram is really good, what do the Packers do about Nick Perry, a whole lot of old men (James Harrison, DeMarcus Ware, Lorenzo Alexander) — 15:26

Defensive linemen: Calais Campbell deserves to get paid a lot, Kawann Short too, the underrated William Gholston, the overrated Dontari Poe and the value of an elite run stuffer: Brandon Williams — 23:51

Cornerbacks: The rise of A.J. Bouye, the Rams and Trumaine Johnson, the risk/reward that is Stephon Gilmore, Logan Ryan and the tendency to overpay Super Bowl champs, and why Dre Kirkpatrick could be the man — 36:02

Linebackers: Dont’a Hightower, Lawrence Timmons’ future, does Oakland keep Perry Riley and/or Malcolm Smith, Manti Te’o’s stock coming off an achilles, don’t go nuts with Zach Brown — 47:32

• Andy counters with some country music knowledge — 51:26

The Branden Albert-Julius Thomas swap: Why Miami let Albert go, and why the coveted a Thomas/Adam Gase reunion — 55:46

Mailbag: No buzz for Nick Foles? A question about John Jerry that may or may not have come from John Jerry — 1:00:40