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.)*
Louis Delmas, a likely starter at one of the safety positions, is listed as "injured."
Phillip Buchanon is the top punt returner.
Scott Wells is listed as the first-team center.
Jason Spitz is the first-team right guard.
Percy Harvin was listed as the kickoff returner.
Jaymar Johnson was listed at punt returner.
*Chicago's depth chart had not been released as of Tuesday morning.