There has been something noticeable absent from the Miami Dolphins' offseason program, and we're not referring to the presence of two-time Pro Bowler Randy Starks.

During this summer's offseason program, which will conclude next week when the Dolphins hold a three-day minicamp that wraps up the offseason work, it appears the coaching staff has their starting unit written down in pen, not pencil.

There hasn't been one name change to the starters on offense or defense that wasn't caused by a player's absence during OTAs.

The media hasn't seen any experimentation with the depth chart, which I'm told has remained status quo in sessions we haven't attended.

The only legitimate battle for a Dolphins starting spot is between the kickers, where Dan Carpenter, the team's starter since 2008, has an uphill battle to beat out rookie Caleb Sturgis, the the former Florida Gator standout the Dolphins selected in the fifth-round of this year's NFL draft.

After kicker the Dolphins are a relatively battle free team.

Former University of Miami standout Lamar Miller is viewed as the clear cut favorite to replace Reggie Bush as the team's starting tailback.

Brandon Gibson has manned the slot receiver role, where he'll replace Davone Bess, who the Dolphins traded to Cleveland.

Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall have apparently locked down the starting cornerback jobs, with safety Jimmy Wilson maintaining his role from last year as the nickel cornerback.

Chris Clemons, a two-year starter the Dolphins signed to a one-year contract worth $2 million this offseason, isn't being pushed for the starting free safety job.

A slimmed down John Jerry won't have a challenger for the starting right guard spot until Lance Louis, who is recovering from an ACL injury he suffered in late November, is medically cleared to practice.

Free agent addition Tyson Clabo was handed the right tackle job. Koa Misi isn't being challenged for the strong side linebacker spot.

You name the starter from last year and he's probably still in his old spot IF he's still on the team, which got a $250-plus million makeover this offseason.

Sorry folks, but the biggest nail-biting position battle is.....drum roll please.....which tight end (Michael Egnew, Charles Clay, Dion Sims or Kyle Miller) will earn the No. 2 spot and get paired with Dustin Keller in the team's two tight end package.

That's it!