Indianapolis Colts Initial Depth Chart

The Indianapolis Colts today released their first depth chart of the year.  This is subject to big change and big change will happen before the regular season, but this is how it looks currently, according to the Indianapolis Star.

OFFENSE

WR — Reggie Wayne /Austin Collie or Kole Heckendorf / Taj Smith or David Gilreath or Joe Horn

LT — Jeff Linkenbach / Anthony Castonzo / Michael Toudouze

LG — Jacques McClendon / Joe Reitz / James Williams

C — Jeff Saturday / Jamey Richard / Jake Kirkpatrick

RG — Mike Pollak / Kyle DeVan / Jaimie Thomas or Mike Tepper

RT — Ryan Diem / Ben Ijalana / Casey Bender

TE — Dallas Clark / Brody Eldridge or Mike McNeill / Jacob Tamme or Tyson DeVree

WR — Pierre Garcon / Anthony Gonzalez or Larrone Moore / Chris Brooks or Blair White

QB — Peyton Manning / Curtis Painter / Dan Orlovsky or Nate Davis or Mike Hartline

H-B or 3rd WR — Austin Collie / Jacob Tamme

RB — Joseph Addai / Donald Brown or Delone Carter / Javarris James or Devin Moore or Darren Evans or Chad Spann

DEFENSE

LDE — Robert Mathis / Jamaal Anderson / David Bedford

LDT — Fili Moala / Drake Nevis or John Gill / Ollie Ogbu or Tommie Harris

RDT — Antonio Johnson / Eric Foster / DeMario Pressley or Ricardo Mathews

RDE — Dwight Freeney / Jerry Hughes / John Chick

SLB — Pat Angerer / Philip Wheeler / Kerry Neal

MLB — Gary Brackett / Nate Triplett / Chris Colasanti

WLB — Kavell Conner / Cody Glenn / Adrian Moten or Ernie Sims

LCB — Jacob Lacey / Kevin Thomas / Chris Rucker or Brandon King

RCB — Jerraud Powers / Justin Tryon / Cornelius Brown or Terrence Johnson

SS — Melvin Bullitt / Joe Lefeged / Mike Newton

FS — Antoine Bethea / Al Afalava / David Caldwell or Chip Vaughn

SPECIALISTS

P — Pat McAfee / Travis Baltz

PK — Adam Vinatieri / Pat McAfee

H — Pat McAfee / Jacob Tamme

LS — Justin Snow / Jacob Tamme / John Gill

KR — Devin Moore / Chad Spann

PR — David Gilreath / Joe Lefeged / Terrence Johnson

 

Observations from the 1st depth chart:

  • It’s worth noting that Peyton Manning is still listed as the starting QB even though he is on the PUP list. 
  • Also worth noting is that Jeff Linkenbach is the starting LT over Castonzo.  That will change soon.
  • Other changes I expect to happen before the Houston opener:
  • I think Justin Tryon will earn the number 2 corner over Jacob Lacey. 
  • I think that, the way Ben Ijalana has been playing, its only a matter of time before he is starting.
  • I think its ridiculus that Ernie Sims is 3rd-string LB and Tommie Harris is the 5th DT.  Both those will change as well
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