Jaguars release unofficial depth chart

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars released their unofficial depth chart in advance of Friday's preseason opener against Tampa Bay. Here is the two-deep along with some quick thoughts:


QB: Chad Henne and Blake Bortles

No surprise here. GM David Caldwell said Bortles would be the backup

RB: Toby Gerhart and Jordan Todman

Denard Robinson is No. 3, ahead of rookie Storm Johnson.

FB: Will Ta'ufo'ou and Bradie Ewing

They're the only fullbacks in camp.

WR: Marqise Lee and Mike Brown

Brown has been the most dependable receiver in camp.

WR: Cecil Shorts and Allen Robinson

Since neither is going to play against the Bucs, it's likely going to be Kerry Taylor and Lamaar Thomas.

TE: Marcedes Lewis and Brandon Barden

Barden had three catches in the scrimmage and appears to be ahead of the rest of the group with Clay Harbor out with a calf injury

LT: Luke Joeckel and Cameron Bradfield

Joeckel has had a very good camp.

LG: Zane Beadles and Drew Nowak

Nowak is battling Patrick Lewis and Tyler Shatley for a roster spot.

C: Mike Brewster and Luke Bowanko

Brewster has been the best center in camp.

RG: Jacques McClendon and Brandon Linder

Linder had been working with the first unit until he suffered a sprained foot last week.

RT: Austin Pasztor and Sam Young

GM David Caldwell is very high on Pasztor.


LDE: Red Bryant and Tyson Alualu

Both have had solid camps so far.

DT: Roy Miller and Abry Jones

If Miller's surgically repaired shoulder holds up, he will make a big difference against the run.

DT: Sen'Derrick Marks and Ziggy Hood

Hood returns to his natural position after five years of playing outside in Pittsburgh

Leo: Chris Clemons and Andre Branch

The Jags are hoping Clemons can return to double-digit sack totals.

OLB Geno Hayes and Telvin Smith

Hayes on first and second down and Smith on third down and in nickel situations.

MLB: Paul Posluszny and Nate Stupar

Stupar has gotten a lot of work in camp and has been solid.

Otto: LaRoy Reynolds and Marcus Whitfield

This job belongs to Dekoda Watson (groin) whenever he gets back on the field.

LCB: Dwayne Gratz and Will Blackmon

Blackmon also will work inside.

RCB: Alan Ball and Demetrius McCray

Ball returned to practice today so how much he'll play this week is uncertain.

SS: Johnathan Cyprien and Chris Prosinski

Jags eager to see if Cyprien is ready to take the next step.

FS: Winston Guy and Sherrod Martin

Joe Young has gotten a lot of work with the second unit.