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The Colts have released their first "unofficial" depth chart of the year. Of course, this will change a lot in the coming weeks.

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Football season is here.  The 2014 NFL season officially opened up tonight with the Hall of Fame game between the Giants and Bills, and even though it was just a preseason game, it felt great to actually be watching football again.

Also tonight, I received the first of the weekly press releases from the Colts for their first game at the New York Jets this Thursday, yet another sign that football is near.  Of course, the first thing I turned to in the press release was the depth chart, as it's the first time we've had it in writing.  So here is the first unofficial depth chart from the Colts for the 2014 season.  Keep in mind, this will change often in the coming weeks.

BASE OFFENSE:

WR: 1) Reggie Wayne; 2) Hakeem Nicks; 3) Da'Rick Rogers; 4) Josh Lenz; 5) Eric Thomas; 6) Nu'Keese Richardson

LT: 1) Anthony Castonzo; 2) Joe Reitz; 3) Ulrick John

LG: 1) Jack Mewhort; 2) Chad Anderson; 3) Eric Pike

C: 1) Khaled Holmes; 2) Jonotthan Harrison; 3) FN Lutz

RG: 1) Hugh Thornton; 2) Lance Louis; 3) Josh Walker

RT: 1) Gosder Cherilus; 2) Xavier Nixon; 3) Matt Hall

TE: 1) Dwayne Allen; 2) Coby Fleener; 3) Jack Doyle; 4) Weslye Saunders; 5) Erik Swoope

WR: 1) T.Y. Hilton; 2) Donte Moncrief; 3) Griff Whalen; 4) Tony Washington; 5) Ryan Lankford

QB: 1) Andrew Luck; 2) Matt Hasselbeck; 3) Chandler Harnish

FB: 1) Mario Harvey; 2) Cameron White; 3) Stanley Havili

RB: 1) Trent Richardson; 2) Ahmad Bradshaw; 3) Daniel Herron; 4) Zurlon Tipton; 5) Phillip Tanner; 6) Davin Meggett

BASE DEFENSE:

DE: 1) Cory Redding; 2) Ricky Jean Francois; 3) Tyler Hoover

NT: 1) Josh Chapman; 2) Montori Hughes; 3) Brandon McKinney

DT: 1) Arthur Jones; 2) Jeris Pendleton; 3) Zach Kerr; 4) Nnamdi Obukwelu

SLB: 1) Erik Walden; 2) Jonathan Newsome; 3) Andy Studebaker

Mike: 1) D'Qwell Jackson; 2) Kelvin Sheppard; 3) Andrew Jackson

Will: 1) Jerrell Freeman; 2) Josh McNary; 3) Henoc Muamba; 4) Jonathon Sharpe

Rush: 1) Robert Mathis; 2) Bjoern Werner; 3) Cam Johnson; 4) Daniel Adongo

LCB: 1) Greg Toler; 2) Josh Gordy; 3) Sheldon Price; 4) Johnny Adams; 5) Loucheiz Purifoy

SS: 1) Delano Howell; 2) Mike Adams; 3) Colt Anderson; 4) Dewey McDonald

FS: 1) LaRon Landry; 2) Sergio Brown; 3) David Sims

RCB: 1) Vontae Davis; 2) Darius Butler; 3) Marcus Burley; 4) Qua Cox; 5) Kameron Jackson

SPECIAL TEAMS:

P: 1) Pat McAfee

K: 1) Adam Vinatieri; 2) Cody Parkey

H: 1) Pat McAfee; 2) Griff Whalen

LS: 1) Matt Overton

KR: 1) Donte Moncrief; 2) Daniel Herron

PR: 1) T.Y. Hilton; 2) Griff Whalen

A few thoughts...

  • If you are surprised by anything listed above, that basically means that you haven't been reading what I've been writing the past couple of weeks.  Everything from the receivers to the fullbacks to the kick and punt returners, I have mentioned it all enough that you should get an idea of things.
  • Furthermore, this depth chart (the first one) is always weighted a lot toward players with experience and who have been around.  In other words, with this being the first depth chart, this really isn't as updated with battles and stuff like that.  This is just the basic depth chart to start things off, and then we'll go from there.
  • There were only a few real things to note that I thought, and they were these: one, that Lance Louis was listed as second team right guard instead of left guard behind Mewhort.  This doesn't mean he wouldn't fill in for Mewhort, but rather I think this shows where the team would most like to play Louis at, and that's right guard.  Plus, I don't think the team is as confident in Hugh Thornton as many (including myself) initially thought they were, but that's just the feeling I get and I could be wrong.
  • Secondly, I think it's interesting that Mario Harvey is listed as the first team fullback over Stanley Havili, but I have a strong feeling that Havili might jump him back to first team on the depth chart when he returns.  If he doesn't get back soon, however, I think Harvey might really jump him, in both the depth chart and real life.
  • I love that Jonathan Newsome is the second team outside linebacker.  He's been working there some in camp and I have been really impressed.  Great to see him crack the two-deep.
Thoughts on the Colts initial depth chart (unofficial, mind you)?  There really are zero surprises here, but at least it's a chance to discuss the roster!  And remember: this will change a lot.  Except for the quarterback spot.  I think the starter there is pretty secure, from what my sources tell me.