You could really consider both Erik Walden and Frank Zombo losers of this offseason so far, but since Walden was a starter in 2011, he has to be considered the bigger loser so far.
Not only was Walden replaced by first-round draft pick Nick Perry, but as we just discussed, he's even been replaced by undrafted free agent Dezman Moses when Clay Matthews has rested during practice. This can't be a good sign for Walden's future.
For a majority of the 2011 season, Walden struggled to make any type of impact opposite Matthews, and the coaching staff definitely took notice as they looked to improve that position during the offseason. While Walden could have committed himself to improve and make the coaching staff take notice, it appears that he's been overstepped by younger, more talented players.
It's unlikely that Walden will see much of the field during the 2012 season if Perry and Moses continue to play well through the preseason and into the regular season.