Kelly Holcomb (seventh year) vs. J.P. Losman (third year)
Is Losman, a 2004 first-rounder, the QB of the future? After a 2--7 record as a
starter in 2005, he still has plenty to prove.
Bennie Anderson (sixth) vs. Seth McKinney (fifth)
Former center McKinney had the edge on the free-agent pickup, but an upper-body
injury has left his season in doubt.
Chad Pennington (seventh) vs. Patrick Ramsey (fifth)
Pennington (right, 10) has the lead on newcomer Ramsey (11) after showing a
strong, accurate arm in a scrimmage on Sunday.
Eric Warfield (ninth) vs. Asante Samuel (fourth)
Free-agent Warfield, a longtime Chiefs starter, vies with an incumbent in the
ever roiling New England secondary.
Ahmad Brooks (rookie) vs. Brian Simmons (ninth)
Supplemental draft pick Brooks has been a camp gem but still trails Simmons;
Odell Thurman could compete after his suspension ends.
Matt Stewart (sixth) vs. Kamerion Wimbley (rookie)
Sooner or later the starter will be Wimbley, a first-rounder whose athleticism
will upgrade a pass rush that ranked last in the NFL in '05.
Gerome Sapp (fourth) vs. Dawan Landry (rookie)
Reacquired from the Colts, Sapp has bumped Landry, an '06 fifth-rounder who was
initially named the starter.
Tyrone Carter (seventh) vs. Ryan Clark (fifth)
Carter hasn't started since '03, and Clark started 13 games with the Redskins
last year. They're alternating reps with the first-team D.
Joseph Addai (rookie) vs. Dominic Rhodes (sixth)
Edgerrin James left big shoes to fill, and his backup, Rhodes (40 carries for
118 yards in '05), has the early advantage over LSU product Addai.