Crennel Releases Initial Depth Chart

There are few surprises on the team's initial depth chart. Charlie Frye, Eric Wright, and Shaun Smith are all listed as starters in the always subject-to-change first public depth chart.

p>Browns head coach Romeo Crennel made it clear after the team's morning practice that he had no real desire to unleash a depth chart on the world's population of Browns fans, but that he was required to release one by the NFL.

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

QB: Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Ken Dorsey (Brady Quinn not listed)

FB: Lawrence Vickers, Charles Ali, J.R. Niklos

RB: Jamal Lewis, Jason Wright, Jerome Harrison, Chris Barclay, Jerome Jackson


LDE: Shaun Smith, J'Vonne Parker, Melia Purcell. (Orpheus Roye listed as injured)

NT: Ted Washington, Ethan Kelley, Babatunde Oshinowo

RDE: Robaire Smith, Simon Fraser, Orien Harris, Chase Pittman

LOLB: Willie McGinest, Antwan Peek, Jason Short

MLB: Andra Davis, Leon Williams, Clifton Smith

WLB: D'Qwell Jackson, Chaun Thompson, Mason Unck, Kris Griffin

ROLB: Kamerion Wimbley, Matt Stewart, David McMillan

LCB: Leigh Bodden, Daven Holly, Brandon McDonald, Therian Fontenot. (Gary Baxter listed as injured).

RCB: Eric Wright, Kenny Wright, DeMario Minter, Jereme Perry

SS: Sean Jones, Justin Hamilton, Jeremy LeSueur

FS: Brodney Pool, Mike Adams, Justin Sandy


P: Dave Zastudil

PK: Phil Dawson, Jesse Ainsworth

PR: Joshua Cribbs, Syndric Steptoe, Brandon McDonald

KR: Joshua Cribbs, Chris Barclay, Jerome Harrison

LS: Ryan Pontbriand, Steve Heiden


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