With their first preseason game this Saturday, the Arizona Cardinals released their first depth chart. There were no surprises, really.
Here is what we have right now, in order of where they stand by position:
QB: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley, Logan Thomas
RB: Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Jonathan Dwyer, Robert Hughes, Jalen Parmele, Zach Bauman, Damien Thigpen
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Ted Ginn, John Brown, Brittan Golden, Reggie Dunn
TE: Jake Ballard, Troy Niklas, Darren Fells
LT: Jared Veldheer, Nate Potter, Kevin Palmer
LG: Jonathan Cooper, Earl Watford, John Estes
C: Lyle Sendlein, Ted Larsen, Tommie Draheim
RG: Paul Fanaika, Philip Blake, Anthony Steen
RT: Bobby Massie, Max Starks, Bradley Sowell
TE: John Carlson, Rob Housler, Andre Hardy
WR: Michael Floyd, Jaron Brown, Walt Powell, Dan Buckner, Kevin Ozier
DE: Calais Campbell, Kareem Martin, Ed Stinson
NT: Dan Williams, Alameda Ta'amu, Bruce Gaston, Christian Tupou
DT: Darnell Dockett, Frostee Rucker, Anthony McCloud, Justin Renfrow
SAM OLB: Matt Shaughnessy, Sam Acho, Adriian Tracy, Derrell Johnson
ILB: Larry Foote, Kenny Demens, Ernie Sims, Keenan Clayton
ILB: Kevin Minter, Lorenzo Alexander, JoJo Dickson, Jonathan Brown
WILL OLB: John Abraham, Alex Okafor, Marcus Benard, Glenn Carson, Trevardo Williams
LCB: Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel, Eddie Whitley, Bradon Sermons
RCB: Antonio Cromartie, Jerraud Powers, Bryan McCann, Teddy Williams, Jimmy Legree
SS: Tony Jefferson, Deone Bucannon, Anthony Walters
FS: Tyrann Mathieu, Rashad Johnson, Curtis Taylor, Orhian Johnson
K: Jay Feely, Chandler Catanzaro
P: Dave Zastudil
LS: Mike LEach
KR: Ted Ginn, John Brown, Walt Powell, Reggie Dunn
PR: Ted Ginn, Patrick Peterson, John Brown, Walt Powell
There are no real surprises. Logan Thomas is behind Ryan Lindley...for now. No big deal at running back or on the offensive line. Yes, Earl Watford is getting reps on the first team, but he hasn't passed up Cooper.
What is hard to gauge is when you have multiple positions of the same position. Take receiver -- Jaron Brown is behind Michael Floyd, but he is really number five or six. Three-wide sets have Ginn as the third WR and four-wide adds John Brown. With Brown out, it is Brittan Golden.
At tight end, Housler is ahead of Niklas in terms of one through four. And Darren Fells, whom Bruce Arians praised, is still the fifth guy.
One interesting thing is that Ginn is doing both punt and kick returns...and Patrick Peterson is still number two for punts.
Something interesting, but not real big, per se, is that Glenn Carson is listed as an outside linebacker. That must be a recent change. I thought the entire time he played inside.
As for the kickers, Catanzaro will have to actually overtake Feely. He is behind right now.
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