The Indianapolis Colts have just three more days of training camp before they will open the 2015 preseason this Sunday in Philadelphia against the Eagles at 1:00 p.m. In advance of that first preseason game, the team has released their first depth chart of the year.
Here's the depth chart (rookies are in italics), with a few notes to follow:
WR: Andre Johnson; Donte Moncrief; Duron Carter; Ezell Ruffin; Tyler Rutenbeck
LT: Anthony Castonzo; Joe Reitz; Ulrick John
LG: Lance Louis; Hugh Thornton; Kitt O'Brien; Donald Thomas (PUP)
C: Khaled Holmes; Jonotthan Harrison; Brandon Vitabile
RG: Todd Herremans; David Arkin; Tyler Hoover
RT: Jack Mewhort; Denzelle Good
TE: Dwayne Allen; Jack Doyle; Erik Swoope
WR: T.Y. Hilton; Phillip Dorsett; Vincent Brown; Griff Whalen; Quan Bray; Ryan Lankford
QB: Andrew Luck; Matt Hasselbeck; Bryan Bennett
TE: Coby Fleener; Sean McGrath; Justin Sinz
RB: Frank Gore; Daniel Herron; Zurlon Tipton; Vick Ballard; Josh Robinson; Tyler Varga; Abou Toure
DE: Kendall Langford; Henry Anderson; Kelcy Quarles; Earl Okine
NT: Josh Chapman; Montori Hughes; David Parry
DT: Arthur Jones; Zach Kerr; Jeris Pendleton
SLB: Erik Walden; Bjoern Werner; Cam Johnson; Zack Hodges
Mike: D'Qwell Jackson; Amarlo Herrera; Carlos Fields; Cody Galea; Justin Shirk
Will: Jerrell Freeman; Nate Irving; Henoc Muamba; Junior Sylvestre
Rush: Trent Cole; Jonathan Newsome; Daniel Adongo; Robert Mathis (PUP)
LCB: Greg Toler; D'Joun Smith; Jalil Brown; Deveron Carr; Raymon Taylor; Eric Patterson
SS: Mike Adams; Colt Anderson; Dewey McDonald
FS: Dwight Lowery; Clayton Geathers; Winston Guy
RCB: Vontae Davis; Darius Butler; Sheldon Price; Chance Casey; Donald Celiscar; Tevin Mitchel
K: Adam Vinatieri
P: Pat McAfee
LS: Matt Overton
H: Pat McAfee
KR: Daniel Herron; Phillip Dorsett; Duron Carter
PR: Phillip Dorsett; Duron Carter; T.Y. Hilton
A few notes...
- There really aren't any surprises on this depth chart, at least for those of you who have been following along with the training camp coverage. This is pretty much what we expected and is very similar to the one I would have made from just watching camp. So not many surprises before the first preseason game.
- It is interesting to note that Amarlo Herrera is the fourth inside linebacker, but he has been getting a lot of reps in training camp and so even that isn't a surprise. Let's be clear, though, that the fourth inside linebacker spot is up for grabs in the preseason (keep an eye on Henoc Muamba).
- And that's probably the biggest thing I can emphasize from this depth chart: it will change. This is the depth chart they've released before they've even played one game, so things will likely change quite a bit over the next month. Players will be competing for spots at a number of positions.
- Also, your Colts' returners? Right now, it's Phillip Dorsett at punt returner and Boom Herron at kick returner. This isn't a surprise, but it's worth noting since that's an area that has been hard to tell through camp (though, I must add, even this was expected).