ANDERSON, IN - JULY 29: Indianapolis Colts players take the field during training camp at Anderson University on July 29, 2012 in Anderson, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Indianapolis Colts tonight released their first depth chart of this young season. The depth chart in its entirety is listed below, along with some notes and observations.
LT: Anthony Castonzo, George Foster, Ty Nsekhe
LG: Jeff Linkenbach, Joe Reitz, Jason Foster
C: Samson Satele, A.Q. Shipley, Zane Taylor
RG: Mike McGlynn, Seth Olsen, Hayworth Hicks
RT: Winston Justice, Mike Tepper, Steven Baker, Justin Anderson
WR1: Reggie Wayne, LaVon Brazill, Griff Whalen, Jeremy Ross, Quan Cosby
WR2: Austin Collie, Donnie Avery, T.Y. Hilton, Jabin Sambrano, Kris Adams, Jarred Fayson
TE1: Coby Fleener, Kyle Miller, Andre Smith
TE2: Dwayne Allen, Dominique Jones
RB: Donald Brown, Mewelde Moore, Vick Ballard, Delone Carter, Darren Evans, Deji Karim
QB: Andrew Luck, Drew Stanton, Chandler Harnish
LE: Cory Redding, Ricardo Matthews, James Aiono
RE: Fili Moala, Drake Nevis, Jason Shirley
NT: Antonio Johnson, Brandon McKinney, Chigbo Anunoby, Josh Chapman
SLB: Robert Mathis, Jerry Hughes, Tim Fugger, Moise Fokou
MLB: Kavell Conner, Mario Harvey, Scott Lutrus, Greg Lloyd
WLB: Pat Angerer, Jerrell Freeman, Larry Lumpkin
RLB: Dwight Freeney, Justin Hickman, Mario Addison, Jerry Brown
LC: Cassius Vaughn, Justin King, Brandon King, Cameron Chism, Buddy Jackson
RC: Jerraud Powers, Korey Lindsey, Terrence Johnson, D.J. Johnson, Antonio Fenelus, Chris Rucker
FS: Antoine Bethea, Joe Lefeged, Mike Newton, Matt Merletti
SS: Tom Zbikowski, Jermale Hines, David Caldwell, Latarrius Thomas
K: Adam Vinatieri, Pat McAfee
P: Pat McAfee, Brain Stahovich
LS: Justin Snow, Matt Overton
KR: LaVon Brazill, T.Y. Hilton, Joe Lefeged, Cassius Vaughn, Deji Karim, Mewelde Moore, Tom Zbikowski
PR: LaVon Brazill, T.Y. Hilton, Griff Whalen, Tom Zbikowski
Notes / Observations from the initial depth chart:
- Don't read too much into this depth chart. Only thing this really applies to is this Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. That's it.
- Jeff Linkenbach still listed over Joe Reitz. I expect that to change soon.
- Second tight end officially listed as an "F", basically meaning a tight end and h-back combined. Interesting. Dwayne Allen listed as first team there.
- LaVon Brazill is listed ahead of T.Y. Hilton and backing up Reggie Wayne.
- Mewelde Moore as the number two running back, and Delone Carter is fourth. I said all along that I thought Carter would be starting sometime this year. Perhaps the coaching staff is not high on him for some reason. Will be interesting to watch going forward.
- Cassius Vaughn listed ahead of Justin King at left cornerback. I expect that to be reversed as well. King is likely behind Vaughn because he has been hurt recently and missed some time.
- LaVon Brazill is listed as the first string kick and punt returner.