With training camp underway in the confines of the Alamodome in the heart of San Antonio, here are three position battles to keep an eye on as training camp heats up.
1. Greg Ellis vs. Anthony Spencer, Outside Linebacker
This will definitely be the most intriguing and heated battle to watch going into training camp. With Greg Ellis coming off his devastating ruptured Achilles last season, it will be interesting to see how he responds. There has been somewhat of an upheaval regarding his contract heading into this season, but look for Ellis to close his mouth and go to work these next couple weeks, and prove he still has a major role on this team. Don’t expect Ellis to win the job without a fight, though. Rookie Anthony Spencer will be looking to turn some heads in training camp and show he belongs. He will give Greg Ellis stiff competition, but I believe Ellis wins this battle. However, expect to see #93 on the field plenty, showing off his pass rushing skills in the nickel and dime formations.
2. Ken Hamlin vs. Pat Watkins, Free Safety