With Dolphins practices resuming, multiple starting jobs are open. On offense, a battle looms at the receiver spot opposite WR Brandon Marshall; Greg Camarillo started every 2009 game but nobody would be shocked if Brian Hartline supplants him.
Ronnie Brown is the clear front-runner at running back over Ricky Williams, but nothing is assured.
Hartline is very clear: ''I want a starting spot and I want to go after it. That's the only goal until it's taken care of.'' Camarillo said starting is ''important because the best players start and you want to be the best player.''
One Dolphins person said the team views Hartline as a bigger, faster Camarillo. But Hartline must earn it. ''It will be a heck of a competition,'' ex-Dolphins receiver O.J. McDuffie said. ''I like Hartline's speed and toughness. But I think it might be Greg starting. People underestimate him.''
This is a battle to watch. Obviously Hartline will have more value as a starter, and being opposite Marshall, he could be a forgotten man.