In every NFL training camp this summer, there's a winner and a loser fighting for the same position. The Seahawks players in suburban Seattle are no different in this zero-sum game. One player moves up in the depth chart and another must fall or drop out altogether.
The winners two weeks and one exhibition game into fall camp are rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, wide receiver Braylon Edwards, rookie linebacker Bobby Wagner and seventh-round pick guard J.R. Sweezy.
The corresponding losers include quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, newly signed Terrell Owens, linebacker Barrett Ruud and veteran guard Deuce Lutui.
Jackson took the largest fall dropping from the starter's role last December to playing behind ex-Packer backup Matt Flynn and Wilson.
Edwards and Owens joined the Seahawks in the past couple of weeks after rejections or no responses from other NFL teams. They're in the midst of an intriguing tussle for the last receiving slot on the 53-man roster.
Veterans Ruud and Lutui face potential demotions with the impressive play of Wagner and Sweezy at linebacker and guard, respectively.
It's still early in training camp, but the pressure to perform will only increase as the first round of cuts looms.