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Mangini's Depth Chart for Browns is Unveiled...Sort Of

Every team has to release a depth chart during the regular season. With the Browns 53-man roster being official, who did Mangini list on the first string at positions of interest?

Pos 1st String (Starter) 2nd String (Backup) 3rd String

RB Jamal Lewis Jerome Harrison James Davis
Cedric Peerman
FB Lawrence Vickers
WR1 Braylon Edwards Mohamed Massaquoi  
WR2 Joshua Cribbs Mike Furrey Brian Robiskie
TE Robert Royal Steve Heiden Martin Rucker
LT Joe Thomas    
LG Eric Steinbach    
C Hank Fraley Alex Mack  
RG Floyd Womack Rex Hadnot  
RT John St. Clair Phil Trautwein  
Pos 1st String (Starter) 2nd String (Backup) 3ird String
DE Kenyon Coleman C.J. Mosley  
NT Shaun Rogers Ahtyba Rubin  
DE Robaire Smith
Corey Williams  
LOLB Kamerion Wimbley    
ILB D'Qwell Jackson David Veikune  
ILB Eric Barton Kaluka Maiava Blake Costanzo
ROLB David Bowens Alex Hall Leon Williams
LCB Eric Wright Hank Poteat Marquis Floyd
RCB Brandon McDonald Coye Francies Gerard Lawson
FS Brodney Pool Mike Adams DeAngelo Smith
SS Abram Elam Nick Sorensen  
Pos 1st String (Starter) 2nd String (Backup) 3rd String
K Phil Dawson    
P Dave Zastudil    
H Dave Zastudil    
LS Ryan Pontbriand    
KR Joshua Cribbs Gerard Lawson Jerome Harrison
PR Joshua Cribbs Gerard Lawson Jerome Harrison


I bet the people at the Plain Dealer and the rest of the local media threw a fit after seeing this depth chart. Obviously, the thing that stands out is that none of the quarterbacks are listed on the depth chart -- not even third-stringer Brett Ratliff. The Plain Dealer does point out that on their version of the depth chart, Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson are both listed on the first string with a slash (/) separating them.

Other areas of interest:

  • Jerome Harrison is listed ahead of James Davis as the backup to Jamal Lewis.
  • David Bowens is still ahead of Alex Hall.
  • Hank Fraley is ahead of Alex Mack. I expect Mack to actually start, but maybe Mangini doesn't want his first game to be against the dominating Williams duo (who are pending suspension).
  • Joshua Cribbs is listed as the starting receiver opposite Braylon Edwards.
  • Robaire Smith and Kenyon Coleman are ahead of last year's starter, Corey Williams.

Feel free to discuss the depth chart here!