This slide could just as easily read, WINNERS: Roddrick Muckelroy, Vontaze Burfict and Dan Skuta.
Maualuga suited up for Thursday's game but didn't see any field time.
Muckelroy saw limited action but made a serious impression with the time he was given. Fans and pundits have watched expecting Burfict to leapfrog Muckelroy on the depth chart, but Roddrick has more than held his own. He finished the day with one solo tackle and one assist.
Burfict looked confident in Indy. He has made some serious strides since his turbulent senior year. With one tackle, one assist, and a pretty nice sack, Burfict continued to impress here. He has had a solid offseason and has shown some of the potential that made him such an exciting prospect.
Skuta has transitioned to strong side LB this offseason and looks to be the opening day backup for Manny Lawson. Skuta is an incredibly versatile player who played well at MLB in Rey's absence last year. He will continue to be a real asset for Mike Zimmer's defense.
These three strong performances are bad news for Rey Maualuga. Finding himself in a contract year with the three guys capable of replacing him having solid preseasons, Maualuga needs to get healthy and start fast.
He has the faith of Zimmer at the moment, but the pressure is well and truly on and the race for 2013 begins now.