It'll be of great help that just about every player on the roster is in camp for OTA's. Only John Abraham -- coach Smith alluded to having open talks with the defensive end and knowing where he is -- and Dominique Franks are missing.
In the video below, Smith said that the surgical players are going to keep rehabbing, but Jonathan Babineaux, Kerry Meier and Chauncey Davis will be back, "sooner [rather] than later," and gave a time period for their return of seven to 10 days from Wednesday.
When asked if free agent addition Dunta Robinson and Brian Williams are considered the starting cornerbacks, Smith said that the secondary was in a state of flux. Nothing was set in stone.
"The defensive backfield group is going to be the most watched [position battle] this offseason and be very, very competitive."
To see what else coach Smith had to say after Atlanta's OTA, check out the video below: