I'm getting this third-hand, so consider the source, but photographer Nate Sims told photographer James Overstreet who told me that Brandon Palaniuk has about 20 pounds now. (I trust my sources.) Be sure and check out Sims' photo gallery of Palaniuk later this morning. It's reportedly bad-ass.
It's early, but Brent Ehrler and Palaniuk are turning this into a two-man race.