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Vikings release their first 'unofficial' depth chart

  • Blog Post by: Matt Vensel
  • August 5, 2014 - 1:13 PM

The Vikings have released their first “unofficial” depth chart, and there are no major changes from the one that we projected yesterday afternoon.

As expected, Matt Cassel is the first-string quarterback, the five-man offensive line from 2012 and 2013 remains intact, top pick Anthony Barr is the starter at strong-side linebacker and Robert Blanton is listed as the starter next to Harrison Smith despite being out with a hamstring injury.

The only thing that qualifies as a major surprise is that Greg Jennings has apparently been cloned.

But there are a few things worth noting on this "unofficial" depth chart. Rookie Jabari Price is listed ahead of veteran cornerbacks Derek Cox and Marcus Sherels. Audie Cole is the second-string middle linebacker and Michael Mauti is listed as a third-stringer at the weak-side linebacker spot. And Matt Asiata is the primary backup to Adrian Peterson for now, not rookie Jerick McKinnon.

These “unofficial” depth charts are on the Vikings’ website, but to make it easier for you to find, I tweeted out the offensive depth chart here and the defensive depth chart is right here.

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