Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
The battles for the starting spots on the right side of the offensive line could take clearer shape after this week's game.
Antoine Caldwell seems to have a pretty good hold on the right guard job. His competition, Brandon Brooks, had some struggles last week with the second unit.
Caldwell appears more comfortable in the offense, as he should. Caldwell's experience and play in the preseason so far should help him win this battle.
The right tackle battle between Derek Newton and Rashad Butler is much closer. Newton struggles in pass protection far too often. Butler has looked much more consistent, but has not played well enough to clearly distinguish himself from Newton.
Butler's experience playing in regular season games with the first unit, as well as his experience playing next to Caldwell for a few years, should give him the edge in this position battle.