Colledge, Poppinga top depth chart

The only change from last season is at quarterback.

The Packers announced their depth chart entering the start of training camp on Monday, and there's only one change from last season.

Aaron Rodgers is the No. 1 quarterback, marking the first time since 1992 in which Brett Favre isn't the starter.

Otherwise, Daryn Colledge enters camp as the starter at left guard ahead of Allen Barbre, and Brady Poppinga is the starter at strong-side linebacker ahead of free-agent newcomer Brandon Chillar.

Johnny Jolly, who started seven of his 10 games at defensive tackle before sustaining a season-ending injury to his rotator cuff, opens camp ahead of last year's first-round draft pick, Justin Harrell. And Nick Collins enters camp ahead of Aaron Rouse, even though Rouse excelled when Collins missed a few games last season.

On special teams, Tramon Williams is listed as the No. 1 punt returner, Williams and Brandon Jackson are the top kickoff returners, and rookie J.J. Jansen ranks ahead of Thomas Gafford at long snapper.

The Packers' top draft pick, receiver Jordy Nelson, ranks as the No. 3 split end behind Greg Jennings and Ruvell Martin, is fifth on the pecking order on kickoff returns and fourth on punt returns.

Offense

SE: Jennings, Martin, Nelson, Francies, Quinn, Smith

F: Driver, Jones, Bodiford, Swain, Allen

QB: Rodgers, Brohm, Flynn

HB: Grant, Jackson, Morency, Herron, Wynn, Lumpkin

FB: Hall, Kuhn, White, Powdrell

LT: Clifton, O. Thompson

LG: Colledge, Barbre, Kennan

C: Wells, Coston, Carvalho

RG: Spitz, Sitton, Considine

RT: Tauscher, Moll, Giacomini

TE: Lee, Humphrey, Finley, Haynos, Moore

Defense

LDE: Kampman, Montgomery, J. Thompson

LDT: Pickett, Cole, Bolston, Malone

RDT: Jolly, Harrell, Muir

RDE: Jenkins, Gbaja-Biamila, Hunter

SLB: Poppinga, Chillar, Havner

MLB: Barnett, Bishop, Hodge

WLB: Hawk, White, Lansanah

LCB: Woodson, Blackmon, Lee, Porter

RCB: Harris, Williams, Bush, Allen

SS: Bigby, Peprah, Culver

FS: Collins, Rouse

Special teams

K: Crosby

P: Ryan

Holder: Ryan

PR: Williams, Woodson, Blackmon, Nelson

KR: Williams, Jackson, Lee, Blackmon, Nelson, Lumpkin, Wynn

Snapper: Jansen, Gafford, Considine

Bill Huber writes for Packer Report. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com


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