The Arizona Cardinals released their first depth chart of the season over the weekend when final cuts were made. There were some strange things about it, like Glenn Carson at outside linebacker and Stepfan Taylor as the number two RB when he was the third team guy for almost all of camp.
On Tuesday, the depth chart was updated. Here is how it looks now:
QB: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Logan Thomas
RB: Andre Ellington, Jonathan Dwyer, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown
TE: Rob Housler, Troy Niklas
TE: John Carlson, Darren Fells
WR: Michael Floyd, Ted Ginn, Jaron Brown
LT: Jared Veldheer, Bradley Sowell
LG: Ted Larsen, Jonathan Cooper
C: Lyle Sendlein, Ted Lersen
RG: Paul Fanaika, Earl Watford
RT: Bobby Massie, Bradley Sowell
DE: Calais Campbell, Kareem Martin
NT: Dan Williams, Alameda Ta'amu
DT: Frostee Rucker, Ed Stinson, Tommy Kelly
SOLB: Matt Shaughnessy, Sam Acho, Thomas Keiser
ILB: Larry Foote, Kenny Demens, Desmond Bishop
ILB: Kevin Minter, Lorenzo Alexander, Glenn Carson
WOLB: John Abraham, Alex Okafor
LCB: Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel
RCB: Antonio Cromartie, Jerraud Powers
FS: Tyrann Mathieu, Rashad Johnson
SS: Tony Jefferson, Deone Bucannon
P: Dave Zastudil
K: Chandler Catanzaro
H: Dave Zastudil
LS: Mike Leach
KR: Ted Ginn, John Brown
PR: Ted Ginn, Patrick Peterson
The return jobs have been consolidated into two each. Jonathan Dwyer now sits as the number two running back. Rob Housler, previously listed behind John Carlson, now is listed as a starter.
Ted Larsen is the starting left guard. You see that Ted Ginn is ahead of Jaron Brown and John Brown seems to have become the number three receiver.
The biggest noise from this will probably be the fact that Tyrann Mathieu is listed as the starter. Does that mean he will play? Perhaps, but not because of what is listed. He has been the starter all offseason.