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Browns' Week 1 depth chart shows Danny Shelton still sidelined with an injury

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The depth chart itself isn’t all that fascinating, until you dig in to the injury designations.

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The Cleveland Browns released their first depth chart of the regular season on Tuesday, leading up to their Week 1 match-up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The team is again referring to it as an "unofficial" depth chart, so we shouldn’t act on this as a confirmation that Cody Kessler has won the backup quarterback job quite yet. Here are the things of note from the depth chart:

  • Rookie tight end David Njoku remains at the back of the depth chart. As we saw during the preseason, though, expect all three tight ends to have their reps pretty evenly split.
  • At wide receiver, Sammie Coates will start off as the No. 4 guy, with Kasen Williams and Reggie Davis taking a back seat.
  • Danny Shelton is still listed as injured, and therefore at the back of the depth chart. This is noteworthy because guys like Joel Bitonio and Danny Vitale, who were also “on track to return for Week 1,” are not listed as injured. That puts Shelton’s Week 1 availability into doubt.
  • With the release of Joe Haden, Jason McCourty slides into the first-team defense at cornerback.
Cleveland Browns Depth Chart
OFFENSE
QB DeShone Kizer Cody Kessler Kevin Hogan Josh Woodrum
RB Isaiah Crowell Duke Johnson Jr. Matthew Dayes
FB Danny Vitale
WR Corey Coleman Sammie Coates Reggie Davis
WR Kenny Britt Ricardo Louis Kasen Williams
TE Randall Telfer Seth DeValve David Njoku
LT Joe Thomas Zach Banner
LG Joel Bitonio Marcus Martin
C J.C. Tretter Austin Reiter
RG Kevin Zeitler Spencer Drango
RT Shon Coleman Zach Sterup
DEFENSE
DE Myles Garrett Nate Orchard
DT Trevon Coley Caleb Brantley T.Y. McGill
DT Jamie Meder Larry Ogunjobi (Danny Shelton)
DE Emmanuel Ogbah Carl Nassib
WILL Christian Kirksey Dominique Alexander
MIKE Joe Schobert
SAM Jamie Collins Sr. James Burgess Jr.
CB Jamar Taylor Briean Boddy-Calhoun
CB Jason McCourty Mike Jordan
SS Jabrill Peppers Ibraheim Campbell
FS Derrick Kindred Calvin Pryor III
SPECIAL TEAMS
P Britton Colquitt
K Zane Gonzalez
H Britton Colquitt
LS Charley Hughlett
KR Jabrill Peppers Sammie Coates
PR Jabrill Peppers Reggie Davis