Rite of summer: Position battles will heat up NFL camps
Dennis Dillon - Jul. 15, 2010
Nothing adds intrigue to an NFL training camp more than a good position battle. Here are 10 competitions to follow when camps open later this month, according to a Sporting News survey of head coaches:
~ ~ Jets: left guard. The release of nine-time Pro Bowl lineman Alan Faneca, who eventually signed with Arizona, left a big hole in a line that had been intact for two years and helped the Jets lead the league in rushing last season. Second-year lineman Matt Slauson and rookie Vladimir Ducasse, who played tackle at Massachusetts, will compete for Faneca's old spot.
"The battle between Matt Slauson and Vladimir Ducasse will be one to watch," coach Rex Ryan said.