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Browns' Depth Chart Against Bengals Maintains Preseason Form

If there are going to be any changes to the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pat Shurmur isn't giving them away just yet. In the team's first depth chart of the regular season, pretty much everyone fell in place with expectations.


  • QB: Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, Thaddeus Lewis
  • RB: Peyton Hillis, Montario Hardesty, Armond Smith
  • FB: Owen Marecic
  • WR1: Brian Robiskie, Greg Little, Carlton Mitchell
  • WR2: Mohamed Massaquoi, Joshua Cribbs, Jordan Norwood
  • TE: Benjamin Watson, Evan Moore, Alex Smith, Jordan Norwood
  • LT: Joe Thomas
  • LG: Jason Pinkston, Artis Hicks
  • C: Alex Mack, Steve Vallos
  • RG: Shawn Lauvao, John Greco
  • RT: Tony Pashos, Oniel Cousins


  • LDE: Jayme Mitchell, Emmanuel Stephens
  • DT: Phil Taylor, Scott Paxson
  • DT: Ahtyba Rubin, Brian Schaefering
  • RDE: Jabaal Sheard, Marcus Benard
  • SLB: Scott Fujita, Quinton Spears
  • MLB: D'Qwell Jackson, Titus Brown
  • WLB: Chris Gocong, Kaluka Maiava
  • LCB: Joe Haden, Buster Skrine
  • FS: Mike Adams, Usama Young
  • SS: T.J. Ward, Ray Ventrone, Eric Hagg
  • RCB: Sheldon Brown, Dimitri Patterson, James Dockery


  • P/H: Richmond McGee
  • K: Phil Dawson
  • LS: Ryan Pontbriand
  • KR: Joshua Cribbs, Buster Skrine, James Dockery, Armond Smith
  • PR: Joshua Cribbs, Jordan Norwood, James Dockery, Armond Smith

There are a few things worth noting at the receiver position, tight end position, left guard position, and free safety position. At receiver, Norwood is listed as the fifth receiver. At tight end, Smith is the third tight end over the rookie Cameron. At left guard, Pinkston is ahead of Hicks...for now. Lastly, at safety, Adams is listed ahead of Young. That might not seem significant, but when you consider that an injured Gocong is ahead of Maiava but a somewhat healthy Young is not ahead of Adams, it could tell the story of who the starter is.