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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Perusing the depth charts

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

NFC North teams have been issuing their first depth charts this week as preseason games approach. Typically I pay little attention to these documents, which are disclaimed by an "unofficial" title and sometimes contain preposterous fudging that is plainly evident to anyone who has watched one practice.

This winter, however, the NFL clarified its media policy on the issue and now requires the depth chart to be "credible." (The league's word, not mine.) I guess we should see how it plays out. Below, I've listed some of the more interesting nuggets I saw this week. (Links provided where available.)*

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers (Link)

Minnesota Vikings

*Chicago's depth chart had not been released as of Tuesday morning.