Posted Mon Aug 10th by Monty
The Denver Broncos released their first depth chart of the 2009 season today, with several surprises.
- Brandon Marshall is not listed as a starter, although this is only mildly surprising.
- Knowshon Moreno is listed as the fourth tailback, while Ryan Torain is the fifth.
- The fullback position is not even listed (Coach Josh McDaniels has said that the FB would not be on the field often).
- Marcus Thomas is only listed at DE, although he’s been practicing extensively as the 2nd team NT.
- Mario Haggan has shot up the depth chart at OLB, where I rarely saw him line up in camp, and is listed as a starter over Darrell Reid and Robert Ayers.
- Neither Eddie Royal nor Kenny McKinley are listed at the returner spots, although both have seen plenty of work there.
The full depth chart is after the jump!
|DENVER BRONCOS 2009 DEPTH CHART
(as of Monday, Aug. 10, 2009)
|WR||19 Eddie Royal 84 Brandon Lloyd 11 Kenny McKinley 12 Matthew Willis|
|LT||78 Ryan Clady 76 Tyler Polumbus 68 Stanley Bryant|
|LG||50 Ben Hamilton 70 Seth Olsen 60 Matt McChesney|
|C||62 Casey Wiegmann 67 Kory Lichtensteiger 63 Blake Schlueter|
|RG||73 Chris Kuper 61 Mitch Erickson 72 Pat Murray|
|RT||74 Ryan Harris 77 Brandon Gorin 71 Clint Oldenburg|
|TE||89 Daniel Graham 88 Tony Scheffler 81 Richard Quinn 87 Jeb Putzier 85 Marquez Branson|
|WR||14 Brandon Stokley 83 Nate Swift 13 Travis Shelton|
|WR||10 Jabar Gaffney 15 Brandon Marshall 16 Chad Jackson 17 C.J. Jones|
|QB||8 Kyle Orton 2 Chris Simms 3 Tom Brandstater|
|RB||28 Correll Buckhalter 32 LaMont Jordan 22 Peyton Hillis 27 Knowshon Moreno 42 Ryan Torain 34 Darius Walker|
|DE||98 Ryan McBean 79 Marcus Thomas|
|NT||91 Ronald Fields 75 Chris Baker 97 Carlton Powell|
|DE||90 Kenny Peterson 99 Matthias Askew 64 Everette Pedescleaux 93 Nic Clemons 65 Rulon Davis|
|OLB||57 Mario Haggan 95 Darrell Reid 96 Tim Crowder|
|ILB||55 D.J. Williams 59 Wesley Woodyard 51 Lee Robinson|
|ILB||54 Andra Davis 46 Spencer Larsen 48 Braxton Kelley|
|OLB||92 Elvis Dumervil 56 Robert Ayers 94 Jarvis Moss|
|LCB||24 Champ Bailey 33 Alphonso Smith 35 D.J. Johnson 40 Rashod Moulton|
|RCB||21 Andre’ Goodman 26 Jack Williams 25 Joshua Bell 37 Tony Carter|
|SS||23 Renaldo Hill 30 David Bruton 36 Josh Barrett|
|FS||20 Brian Dawkins 31 Darcel McBath 39 Vernon Fox|
|P||1 Brett Kern 4 Britton Colquitt|
|K||5 Matt Prater|
|KO||5 Matt Prater 1 Brett Kern 4 Britton Colquitt|
|PR||33 Alphonso Smith 12 Matthew Willis 13 Travis Shelton|
|KR||33 Alphonso Smith 12 Matthew Willis 13 Travis Shelton|
|PC||66 Lonie Paxton 73 Chris Kuper 88 Tony Scheffler|
|KC||66 Lonie Paxton 73 Chris Kuper 88 Tony Scheffler|
|H||1 Brett Kern 4 Britton Colquitt 8 Kyle Orton|