Benenoch and Cappa
There aren’t many starting positions up for grabs this late in training camp. The right guard battle is the most heated thus far. Both Caleb Benenoch and Alex Cappa have seen time with the first unit in practices and games.
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Last week, it was Benenoch who opened with the starters. However, he went down with an injury giving Cappa the opportunity to play with the first team.
If Benenoch starts against Detroit, it likely means he has locked up the starting job. Although, the time in which both players enter the game shouldn’t matter as much as how they perform. Cappa may not be the starter for week one, but he could be the first player called upon if a guard goes down to injury.
If Cappa can handle his business in the second half, it will only give Dirk Koetter and Todd Monken more trust in his ability when he is called upon on Friday night.
Benenoch has been a versatile piece, being able to play multiple positions when injuries occur. However, his leash won’t be very long. The rest of the offensive linemen’s jobs are solidified, but Cappa is right on his heels.