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 HarnishDefense:
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.