An NFL roster is a zero sum game--whenever a player wins a spot on the 53-man roster another player loses his shot at one of them. That can create some tense competition.
The one wins, one loses nature of the roster is magnified when it comes to specialists. The Redskins currently have two long snappers (Nick Sundberg and Kyle Nelson), two punters (Robert Malone and Blake Clingan), and two kickers (Kai Forbath and Zach Hocker). One player at each position will win the job; the other will join the ranks of the unemployed.
If this high-stakes situation is creating any tension among the rivals, they aren't showing it. Sundberg tweeted out the following this morning:
He followed up with a picture of the group.
Hoping to catch a huge one today. First time deep sea fishing. pic.twitter.com/C1xyjior2Z— Nick Sundberg (@NickSundberg) June 15, 2014
The three pairs of players will resume competing when Redskins minicamp starts on Tuesday. But for today, it's the kickers and holders vs. the fish.