Bucs' first depth chart offers peek inside coaches' thinking
The Bucs have released their first depth chart of the season, ahead of Friday’s preseason game at Miami.
There aren’t any shockers, as is usually the case with initial depth charts.
Of interest is the placement of running back LeGarrette Blount ahead of Doug Martin, something we expected. Incumbent starters usually aren’t demoted on the first depth chart. Martin, it appears, will likely overtake Blount before the season begins based on his workload in practice.
Other areas of interest include the receiver position, where Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, as expected, are listed as starters, followed by second-teamers Preston Parker and Arrelious Benn.
At linebacker, the lineup remains the same, with rookie Lavonte David listed as the starter on the weak side. He’s joined by Mason Foster (middle) and Quincy Black (strong side).
In the secondary, injured E.J. Biggers and Anthony Gaitor are listed as the second-team cornerbacks, with Myron Lewis listed on the third team. Cody Grimm is listed as a third-team safety, behind second-teamers Ahmad Black and Larry Asante.
Preston Parker is listed as the top return man on punts and kickoffs.
WR Vincent Jackson Arrelious Benn Tiquan Underwood Wallace Wright Greg Ellingson Landon Cox
LT Donald Penn Demar Dotson Bradley Sowell
LG Carl Nicks Mike Ingersoll Desmond Wynn
C Jeremy Zuttah Ted Larsen Moe Petrus
RG Davin Joseph Derek Hardman Michael VanDerMeulen
RT Jeremy Trueblood Jamon Meredith Jermarcus Hardrick
TE Dallas Clark Luke Stocker Zack Pianalto Collin Franklin Drake Dunsmore Danny Noble
WR Mike Williams Preston Parker Sammie Stroughter Ed Gant Armahd Lewis
QB Josh Freeman Dan Orlovsky Brett Ratliff
RB LeGarrette Blount Doug Martin Mossis Madu Michael Smith De'Anthony Curtis
FB Erik Lorig Robert Hughes Cody Johnson
LDE Michael Bennett E.J. Wilson Jayme Mitchell Da'Quan Bowers
DT Gerald McCoy Amobi Okoye Wallace Gilberry
DT (NT) Roy Miller Gary Gibson Frank Okam Jordan Nix
RDE Adrian Clayborn George Johnson Daniel Te'o-Nesheim Quintin Anderson
SLB Quincy Black Dekoda Watson Brian Smith
MLB Mason Foster Adam Hayward Najee Goode
WLB Lavonte David Jacob Cutrera Rennie Curran
LCB Aqib Talib E.J. Biggers Myron Lewis Desmond Marrow
RCB Eric Wright Anthony Gaitor Leonard Johnson Derrick Roberson Marquese Wheaton
SS Mark Barron Larry Asante Cody Grimm Tramain Thomas
FS Ronde Barber Ahmad Black Keith Tandy Sean Baker
P Michael Koenen Eric Guthrie
PK Connor Barth Kai Forbath
KO Michael Koenen Connor Barth
H Michael Koenen
LS Andrew Economos Andrew DePaola
PR Preston Parker Sammie Stroughter
KR Preston Parker Sammie Stroughter