Bengals post first depth chart of camp

August, 2, 2014
CINCINNATI -- In a preseason news release that was distributed to media Saturday, the Cincinnati Bengals issued their first depth chart of the season.

It comes ahead of Thursday's preseason opener at Kansas City. As you will see, there aren't any surprises. But here are the highlights:
  • It's worth noting that offensive lineman Mike Pollak was not listed at center as either a starter or a backup. He's only listed at left guard.
  • In the backfield, BenJarvus Green-Ellis retains his status as the No. 2 rusher, while rookie Jeremy Hill is the No. 3 back behind Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard. The order behind the three then goes: Cedric Peerman, Rex Burkhead and James Wilder Jr.
  • As expected, rookie Russell Bodine is the starter at center. He's the only first-year player to make the two-deep depth chart.
  • At defensive end, Wallace Gilberry is listed in the base 4-3 formation as the starter at right end, while Carlos Dunlap plays the left. Margus Hunt, who has rotated at times with Gilberry at both end positions, is backing up Dunlap. Veteran Robert Geathers backs up Gilberry.
  • At safety, Taylor Mays is listed as the first backup behind Reggie Nelson at free safety. Second-year player Shawn Williams is the backup to George Iloka at strong safety, and veteran Daniel Manning ranks third on the depth chart behind both of them.
  • Brandon Tate is listed as the starter at both punt and kick returner.

Here's the full two-deep (starter listed first):

Andy Dalton
Jason Campbell

Running Back
Giovani Bernard
BenJarvus Green-Ellis

H-back/Tight End/Fullback
Tyler Eifert (TE)
Orson Charles (H-back)

Tight End
Jermaine Gresham
Alex Smith

A.J. Green
Mohamed Sanu

Marvin Jones
Brandon Tate

Left Offensive Tackle
Andrew Whitworth
Marshall Newhouse

Left Offensive Guard
Clint Boling
Mike Pollak

Russell Bodine
Trevor Robinson

Right Offensive Guard
Kevin Zeitler
T.J. Johnson

Right Offensive Tackle
Andre Smith
Will Svitek

Left Defensive End
Carlos Dunlap
Margus Hunt

Right Defensive End
Wallace Gilberry
Robert Geathers

Nose Tackle
Domata Peko
Brandon Thompson

Defensive Tackle
Geno Atkins
Devon Still

"Sam" Linebacker
Emmanuel Lamur
Jayson DiManche

"Mike" Linebacker
Rey Maualuga
Vincent Rey

"Will" Linebacker
Vontaze Burfict
Sean Porter

Left Cornerback
Terence Newman
Dre Kirkpatrick

Right Cornerback
Leon Hall
Adam Jones

Strong Safety
George Iloka
Shawn Williams

Free Safety
Reggie Nelson
Taylor Mays

Mike Nugent
Quinn Sharp

Kevin Huber

Kevin Huber

Long Snapper
Clark Harris

Punt Returner
Brandon Tate
Adam Jones

Kick Returner
Brandon Tate
Dane Sanzenbacher

Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter



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