June 12, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) catches a ball during the team's mandatory minicamp at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
Some teams release a depth chart for the start of training camp. The Green Bay Packers are not one of them. They begin practice without a depth chart on Thursday, which isn't new for them. They did the same thing last year. We're left guessing for at least one more day who will play with the first team defense on the defensive line and exactly what Charles Woodson's role is going to be.
Tom Silverstein passed along that news, along with positions he thinks are up for grabs on Sulia, which is my least favorite thing.
The Packers are following their practice of the last few years of not releasing a depth chart for the start of training camp. By rule, they don't have to release one until the week of the first pre-season game. There aren't that many starting spots up for grabs, but there are a few like LT, RB, RDE and S.
Since the Packers aren't going to release a depth chart, I take my best crack at it after the jump. Feel free to rip me to shreds in the comments.
Note: We haven't had any camp yet, so this is a bit of a guessing game, obviously. And as everyone knows, a solid 25 of the guys currently on the roster are going to become largely irrelevant. I apologize if I have guessed wrong on a fringe player.
Not expected to practice Thursday: RB Alex Green
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Graham Harrell, B.J. Coleman
RB: James Starks, Brandon Saine, Marc Tyler, Duane Bennett
FB: Jon Hoese, Nic Cooper
X Receiver: Greg Jennings, James Jones, Diondre Borel
Z Receiver: Jordy Nelson, Tori Gurley
Y Receiver: Randall Cobb, Donald Driver, Shaky Smithson
Other WR (translation, not pretending to know): Jarrett Boykin, Dale Moss, Curenski Gilleylen
TE: Jermichael Finley, Ryan Taylor, Tom Crabtree, D.J. Williams, Eric Lair, Brandon Bostick
LT: Marshall Newhouse, Andrew Datko, Herb Taylor
LG: T.J. Lang, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Greg Van Roten
C: Jeff Saturday, Sampson Genus, Tommy Draheim
RG: Josh Sitton, Ray Dominguez
RT: Bryan Bulaga, Shea Allard, Don Barclay, Mike McCabe
LDE: Ryan Pickett, Mike Daniels, Lawrence Guy
NT: B.J. Raji, Daniel Muir
RDE: Jerel Worthy, Anthony Hargrove, Mike Neal, Jarius Wynn, C.J. Wilson, Phillip Merling (lol)
LOLB: Nick Perry, Brad Jones, Dezmon Moses
Will ILB: A.J. Hawk, Terrell Manning
Sam ILB: D.J. Smith, Robert Francois
ROLB: Clay Matthews, Vic So'oto, Jamari Lattimore, Erik Walden
CB 1: Tramon Williams, Jarrett Bush, Dion Turner
CB 2: Sam Shields, Davon House, Brandian Ross, Micah Pellerin
Slot CB: Casey Hayward (injury or poor performance likely moves Woodson to this role)
FS: Morgan Burnett, Anthony Levine
SS: Charles Woodson, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian, Sean Richardson
What do you guys think? Any serious disagreements?