ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Monday afternoon, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he would not speak on who some of his starters were until the team released a depth chart.
The Lions have done that, and potentially revealed some opening-game starters. This, however, remains an unofficial depth chart that the Lions media relations staff puts together, not one given out by the coaching staff.
Here are some of the notable things:
Tahir Whitehead is the team's starting SAM linebacker, backed up by Kyle Van Noy. Ashlee Palmer is listed as the backup to WILL linebacker DeAndre Levy. Expect this to change if Van Noy heads to short-term IR.