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Monday, August 5, 2013
Looking at Saints' first depth chart

By Pat Yasinskas

The New Orleans Saints have put out their first unofficial depth chart in their media release for Friday night’s preseason opener. Let’s run through the positions where the competition is closest.

Charles Brown is listed as the No. 1 left tackle. Jason Smith is with the second team and Terron Armstead with the third team. But I think this competition remains very wide open and the preseason games will determine a lot.

With wide receiver Marques Colston still sidelined with an injury, the Saints are listing Joe Morgan as the starter opposite Lance Moore. That’s a sign Morgan has the inside track to be the third receiver once Colston returns.

The defensive line features Kenyon Coleman and Cameron Jordan as the first-team ends with Brodrick Bunkley at tackle. But I think Akiem Hicks still has a shot to start at defensive end and rookie John Jenkins could start at defensive tackle.

The Saints are listing first-round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro as a third-team safety. I think this is just a gesture of courtesy for the veterans. Vaccaro will be getting lots of playing time.