The Buccaneers released their first official depth chart on Tuesday and the only major news was that veteran running back LeGarrette Blount was still starting ahead of rookie Doug Martin, who was a 2012 first-round draft pick. To view the official depth chart, click this Pewter Report article.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first official depth chart on Tuesday in advance of the team's 2012 preseason opener at Miami on Friday night. There were no real surprises on the depth chart, but the one training camp battle that may be the most competitive and interesting is the starting running back spot, which shows veteran LeGarrette Blount ahead of rookie Doug Martin, who is one of the team's two first-round draft picks.
Other notables include former starting safety Cody Grimm still listed as a third-teamer, Mossis Madu still running third team ahead of 2012 seventh-round pick Michael Smith, and Preston Parker running ahead of Sammie Stroughter as the Bucs' punt and kick returner.
Injured Buccaneers wide receiver Arrelious Benn (knee) and cornerback E.J. Biggers (foot) haven't lost their place on the depth chart as Benn is running second team behind Vincent Jackson and ahead of training camp star Tiquan Underwood, and Biggers is listed ahead of Myron Lewis behind Aqib Talib at left cornerback.
Here is the Buccaneers' first official depth chart:WR
Vincent Jackson Arrelious Benn Tiquan Underwood Wallace Wright Greg Ellingson Brandon CoxLT
Donald Penn Demar Dotson Bradley SowellLG
Carl Nicks Mike Ingersoll Desmond WynnC
Jeremy Zuttah Ted Larsen Moe PetrusRG
Davin Joseph Derek Hardman Michael VanDerMeulenRT
Jeremy Trueblood Jamon Meredith Jamarcus HardrickTE
Dallas Clark Luke Stocker Zack Pianalto Collin Franklin Drake Dunsmore Danny NobleWR
Mike Williams Preston Parker Sammie Stroughter Ed Gant Armahd LewisQB
Josh Freeman Dan Orlovsky Brett RatliffRB
LeGarrette Blount Doug Martin Mossis Madu Michael Smith De'Anthony CurtisFB
Erik Lorig Robert Hughes Cody JohnsonDE
Michael Bennett E.J. Wilson Jayme Mitchell Da'Quan BowersDT
Gerald McCoy Amobi Okoye Wallace GilberryDT
Roy Miller Gary Gibson Frank Okam Jordan NixDE
Adrian Clayborn George Johnson Daniel Te'o-Nesheim Quintin AndersonOLB
Quincy Black Dekoda Watson Brian SmithMLB
Mason Foster Adam Hayward Najee GoodeOLB
Lavonte David Jacob Cutrera Rennie CurranCB
Aqib Talib E.J. Biggers Myron Lewis Desmond MarrowCB
Eric Wright Anthony Gaitor Leonard Johnson Derrick Roberson Marquese WheatonSS
Mark Barron Larry Asante Cody Grimm Tramain ThomasFS
Ronde Barber Ahmad Black Keith Tandy Sean BakerP
Michael Koenen Eric GuthrieK
Connor Barth Kai ForbathKO
Michael Koenen Connor BarthLS
Andrew Economos Andrew DePaolaPR
Preston Parker Sammie StroughterKR
Preston Parker Sammie Stroughter
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