As the NFL speaketh, so it will be done. Or something like that.
The team's depth chart, as reflected in their press release for the first pre-season game, offers next to nothing in the way of surprises.
Charlie Frye, as reported earlier today, is listed as the team's top quarterback, and the suspension of Ryan Tucker simplified the situation on the right side of the line: Kevin Shaffer is listed as the starter, with Seth McKinney listed as the top right guard.
Other tweaks which have been expected, but are at least seen for the first time include Eric Wright being listed as the starter at right cornerback, and Shaun Smith taking over for Orpheus Roye at left defensive end.
Here is the full depth chart:
WR: Joe Jurevicius, Tim Carter, Josh Cribbs, Kendrick Mosley, Syndric Steptoe. (Mike Mason listed as injured)
LT: Joe Thomas, Nat Dorsey, Cliff Louis
LG: Eric Steinbach, Andrew Hoffman
C: Hank Fraley, Lennie Friedman, Rob Smith. (LeCharles Bentley listed as injured)
RG: Seth McKinney, Isaac Sowells, Fred Matua
RT: Kevin Shaffer, Kelly Butler, Ryan Tucker
TE: Kellen Winslow, Steve Heiden, Darnell Dinkins, Ryan Krause, Buck Ortega
WR: Braylon Edwards, Travis Wilson, Steve Sanders, Efrem Hill, Maurice Mann
LDE: Shaun Smith, J'Vonne Parker, Melia Purcell. (Orpheus Roye listed as injured)
LCB: Leigh Bodden, Daven Holly, Brandon McDonald, Therian Fontenot. (Gary Baxter listed as injured).
KR: Joshua Cribbs, Chris Barclay, Jerome Harrison
LS: Ryan Pontbriand, Steve Heiden