The next player had big expectations entering training camp as Kaiir Elam was expected to win the starting job opposite Tre'Davious White. Last year's first round pick last training camp was splitting time with Christian Benford and was competing this summer with not only Benford but also Dane Jackson.
Through the first week of practice, there is a case to be made based on rotations that Elam is behind both players at this point. According to Nick Sabato with the Niagara Gazette, the battle has been between Dane Jackson and Christian Benford.
There is no question that there is time for Kaiir Elam to work his way back into the starting lineup with about half of training camp and three preseason games. However, it is disappointing to see him fall behind so quickly this early in training camp.