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Panthers release first depth chart

The Panthers released its first depth chart of the season and there were not many surprises to it. Quarterback Jimmy Clausen is listed as the starting quarterback but I would not look to much into that. Both quarterbacks will see pretty much equal time and I can guarantee that Rivera is not set on any decision as to who will start at quarterback in the season opener.

Outside of that there are not to many surprises. The offensive line is the same as well as the receivers and running backs. Jeremy Shockey is listed as the staring tight end over Greg Olsen but I would expect the two to pretty much play interchangeably and see a lot of time on the field together.

The one big surprise is the fall of Everette Brown, who is listed as a backup defensive end, while former linebacker Eric Norwood is listed as the starter. The former Florida State defensive end has struggled playing in the NFL. Three offseasons ago the Panthers traded its future first round pick to trade back into the second round to draft Brown in the 2009 draft but he has never really panned out.

Here is a look at the depth chart.

OFFENSE

QB – Jimmy Clausen/Cam Newton/Derek Anderson

TB – DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart/Mike Goodson

FB – Tony Fiammetta/Rashawn Jackson

WR – Steve Smith/Armanti Edwards/David Clowney

WR – David Gettis/Brandon LaFell/Legedu Naanee

TE – Jeremy Shockey/Greg Olsen

LT – Jordan Gross/Garry Williams

LG – Travelle Wharton/Byron Bell

C – Ryan Kalil/C.J. Davis

RG – Mackenzy Bernadeau/Geoff Schwartz

RT – Jeff Otah/Lee Ziemba

 DEFENSE

DE – Charles Johnson/Everette Brown

DT – Sione Fua/Andre Neblett

DT – Corvey Irvin/Terrell McClain

DE – Eric Norwood/Greg Hardy

OLB – James Anderson/Omar Gaither

MLB – Jon Beason/Dan Connor

OLB – Thomas Davis/Jordan Senn

CB – Chris Gamble/Robert McClain

CB – Captain Munnerlyn/C.J. Wilson

SS – Charles Godfrey/Sean Considine

FS – Sherrod Martin/Jordan Pugh

 SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Olindo Mare/Adi Kunalic

P – Jason Baker/Anthony Santella

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