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Arizona Cardinals depth chart changes have Chris Johnson, Markus Golden starting

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Ellington had previously been the "starter".

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Although the Arizona Cardinals team page has yet to be updated, there have apparently been some depth chart changes entering Week 6. A few reporters have noted the changes. Most notably is how running back Chris Johnson is now ahead of Andre Ellington.

The team is currently in West Virginia practicing all week. ESPN's Josh Weinfuss tweeted Johnson moved past Ellington in this week's depth chart, noting Ellington had been listed No. 1 in the previous five weeks.

Mike Jurecki gave a little  more information than that.

With the injury to Alex Okafor and the signing of Dwight Freeney, Markus Golden moves from one side to the other. Previously the backup to LaMarr Woodley as the strong side outside linebacker and coming in primarily in nickel and dime sets, he is now listed behind injured Alex Okafor on the weak side, indicating he will get the start in Okafor's place for the next two-four weeks.

Freeney takes over Golden's role as Woodley's  backup. He is expected to play 15-20 snaps per game in the defense's nickel/dime formations. That is exactly what Golden was doing previously.

Something also new on the depth chart was how the inside linebacker positions were listed. One position is now called $LB -- dollar linebacker. Deone Bucannon is listed there, which is where he has played all season. Sean Weatherspoon is the backup at ILB, where Kevin Minter starts. Alani Fua is the backup $LB.