Examining the Seattle Seahawks' roster:
The first two spots are locked with Wilson and Jackson as his backup, but the third QB spot is a battle between Pryor and B.J. Daniels. Pryor has the advantage because of his size and speed, but he still has to prove he deserves a roster spot. Daniels hasn't gotten many reps in practice and that's a shame because he's a talented athlete who has to watch Pryor get every opportunity so far in camp.
RUNNING BACKS (3)
Lynch ended his eight-day holdout and may start practicing this week. He didn't participate in any of the offseason workouts. Both Michael and Turbin have looked good with the additional reps, and probably will see more carries this season.
Coleman and Ware are converted running backs, and the Seahawks might see Ware as more of a running back now. The only true fullback is rookie Kiero Small (5-foot-8, 250 pounds), who could beat out Ware but will likely start the season on the practice squad. Ware is on the bubble for making it.
Four of these spots are set -- Harvin, Baldwin, Kearse and Richardson, the rookie speedster from Colorado. But nine players are vying for the final two spots. Norwood, a rookie from Alabama, has played well, but was out last week with a foot injury that's causing some concerns. Bates is one of the biggest surprises of the camp at how well he's played. He was a long shot when camp started, but may be playing his way to a spot on the team. Bryan Walters has looked good and still could find a spot. University of Washington rookie Kevin Smith has played well and could be headed for the practice squad.
TIGHT ENDS (3)
Sad news last week when Anthony McCoy, who missed all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon, tore his other Achilles tendon and is out for the season. It means Helfet has a shot to make the team as the third tight end. He's battling free-agent rookie Rashaun Allen and recently signed rookie Morrell Presley.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
A couple of changes here this week. Michael Bowie, who was expected to battle rookie Britt for the starting spot at right tackle, was waived injured Saturday and will require major shoulder surgery. Four days earlier, the Seahawks signed veteran OT Winston, who will help Britt learn the RT position. Britt has a sore shoulder and Winston is the starter for the moment. Hauptmann has had a good camp and started in Saturday's scrimmage while Carpenter was nursing a calf strain. Rookie tackles Garry Gilliam and Nate Isles have a chance to make the practice squad.
DEFENSIVE LINE (9)
Second-year DT Jesse Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, but signing Kevin Williams before minicamp was a major addition to the rotation at defensive tackle. Scruggs’ return after missing last season will help the depth because he can play DE and DT. The Seahawks are high on UCLA rookie defensive end Marsh, who also can play inside. He's out right now with a groin injury. Rookie Jimmy Staten probably goes to the practice squad.
Bruce Irvin (hip surgery) and Korey Toomer (hamstring injury) are on the physically unable to perform list. Whether either player will be ready to start the season is hard to say. If neither man starts the season, it's good news for rookie Coyle, who is getting high praise from the coaches on how well he has played in the middle and at the strong side spot. Smith also is recovering from ankle surgery, leaving the team thin, for now, at OLB. Pierre-Louis is a super-fast rookie who will contribute a lot on special teams this season. O'Brien Schofield is on the bubble as an outside linebacker/defensive end. The coaches moved rookie defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to outside linebacker and he has responded well, but will have to play well in preseason games to make the team.
Another tough cut is coming here. Phillip Adams has looked good, and he can return kicks. Lane will start as the nickelback and Shead can play corner and safety. Simon, who missed his rookie year last season with injuries, has impressed everyone with his athleticism. The Seahawks also recently signed veteran Terrell Thomas, who has a shot to make it as a nickelback.
Johnson probably is the first backup at both safety spots. Chancellor is still recovering from offseason hip surgery. Rookie Eric Pinkins might spend the season on IR after injuring his foot. Parks probably is battling USC rookie Dion Bailey for a roster spot. Parks had an interception in the end zone in Saturday's scrimmage.
These spots are set unless an injury occurs.