NFL training camps begin for most teams this week, marking the start of positional battles both great and small.
We all know that the New York Jets are embroiled in a major competition between quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith, but what about the seemingly lesser battles being waged around the league?
Though these battles may not be headline-grabbers, especially in the first few days of camp, they are still as important as some of the better-known competitions going on throughout pro football. Situational players and backups mean as much to their respective 53-man rosters as starters; after all, an injury can change a depth chart in an instant.
It's important teams get all of their positional decisions correct, because the devil is most certainly in the details.
Here are 10 training-camp battles that may be flying under the radar but are no less crucial to their respective teams this offseason.