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Buccaneers shake up depth chart

8/19/2014

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put out a new depth chart Monday night and it's the most realistic one yet.

First-round draft pick Mike Evans is now listed as a starter at wide receiver. Evans had been listed behind Chris Owusu on the first two depth charts. But that was just a case of being courteous to a veteran. Evans was getting much of the first-team work by late in training camp and there was little doubt he'd be a starter by opening day.

Another highlight of the depth chart is at guard, where the Bucs have Oneil Cousins with the first team at left guard and Patrick Omameh at right guard. That's the same combination the Bucs used in last week's preseason game with Miami. If Cousins and Omameh have decent outings in Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo, they should lock up the starting jobs.

On the defensive side, one thing looks off. The Bucs are listing Mike Jenkins as a starting cornerback. Jenkins has been out most of the preseason with a hamstring injury. Second-year pro Johnthan Banks has played well in Jenkins' absence.

The Bucs aren't saying it on their depth chart yet, but I think Banks has moved ahead of Jenkins.