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Cleveland Browns Provide First Depth Chart of Training Camp

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Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

NFL teams are required to release depth charts before every game. In anticipation for this Thursday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine unveiled his first depth chart, which we have put together in the table below. Beneath the table are some general notes about the depth chart itself.

Cleveland Browns Depth Chart
OFFENSE
QB Josh McCown Johnny Manziel Thaddeus Lewis Connor Shaw
RB Isaiah Crowell Terrance West Shaun Draughn Jalen Parmele Timothy Flanders [Duke Johnson]
FB [Malcolm Johnson] [Luke Lundy] [Glenn Winston]
WR1 Andrew Hawkins Taylor Gabriel Vince Mayle Marlon Moore Josh Lenz Darius Jennings
WR2 Brian Hartline Travis Benjamin Rodney Smith Shane Wynn [Dwayne Bowe] [Terrelle Pryor]
TE Gary Barnidge Jim Dray Rob Housler E.J. Bibbs Manasseh Garner [Randall Telfer]
LT Joe Thomas Andrew McDonald Darrian Miller
LG Joel Bitonio Vinston Painter [Joe Madsen]
C Alex Mack Ryan Seymour Eric Olsen
RG John Greco Cameron Erving Karim Barton
RT Mitchell Schwartz Michael Bowie Erle Ladson
DEFENSE
RDE Randy Starks John Hughes Jamie Meder Christian Tupou [Billy Winn]
NT Phil Taylor Danny Shelton Ishmaa'ily Kitchen Jacobbi McDaniel
LDE Desmond Bryant Armonty Bryant Xavier Cooper Dylan Wynn
ROLB Paul Kruger Nate Orchard
MIKE Karlos Dansby Tank Carder Hayes Pullard
WILL Christian Kirksey Craig Robertson
LOLB Scott Solomon Mike Reilly [Barkevious Mingo]
RCB Tramon Williams K'Waun Williams Charles Gaines Kendall James [Robert Nelson]
LCB Joe Haden Justin Gilbert Johnson Bademosi Joe Rankin [Pierre Desir] [Ifo Ekpre-Olomu]
FS Tashaun Gipson Jordan Poyer De'Ante Saunders
SS Donte Whitner Ibraheim Campbell Landon Feichter
SPECIAL TEAMS
P Andy Lee
K Travis Coons Carey Spear
H Andy Lee
LS Charley Hughlett
KR Marlon Moore Shaun Draughn Justin Gilbert Darius Jennings [Duke Johnson]
PR Travis Benjamin Tramon Williams Jordan Poyer Taylor Gabriel Shane Wynn


Notes About the Depth Chart

  • Players in [brackets] mean they are injured, thus their ranking on the depth chart should not be taken literally. For example, WR Dwayne Bowe is not at the bottom of the depth chart, but because he's injured, the starting tandem this week will likely be WR Andrew Hawkins and WR Brian Hartline.

  • At tight end, Gary Barnidge is listed as the No. 1 guy with Rob Housler all the way down at No. 3. Housler has not been utilized much this camp and E.J. Bibbs could sneak past him soon.

  • The starting offensive line from a year ago remains in tact.

  • On the defensive line, Phil Taylor is listed as the starting nose tackle. The team has been taking it easy on him in camp, so it wouldn't be a surprise if rookie Danny Shelton actually starts things off on Thursday.

  • Because of injuries, we can't see where guys like DL Billy Winn, OLB Barkevious Mingo, and CB Pierre Desir fall on the depth chart. My guess is that Winn would be between Hughes and Meder, Mingo would be between Solomon and Reilly, and Desir would be between Haden and Gilbert.

  • Johnson Bademosi is indeed being listed as a cornerback, the position he played as a rookie, instead of safety, the position he's been used at the past couple of seasons.

  • The kick and punt return slots are all out of whack -- almost what they were like last year. Travis Coons is ahead of Carey Spear, and although we haven't seen much of either kicker this camp, I'd say that Coons does indeed have the edge right now.

What are your thoughts on the depth chart, Browns fans?