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Ravens Release Regular-Season Depth Chart

Posted Sep 2, 2014

After weeks of competition throughout camp and the preseason, the season-opening lineup is set.


The roster has been trimmed to 53 players and the Ravens are moving full-speed ahead for the Week 1 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. After six weeks of practice and four preseason games, the initial position battles are over and the Ravens have their lineup set for the regular-season opener.  

The team released the latest depth chart Tuesday, which can be viewed below in its entirety (mobile users tap the “View in Browser” button at the top of the page). As in the past, the depth chart was put together by the team’s public relations staff, not by Head Coach John Harbaugh.

There were no big surprises, but here are a few key observations:

- Running back Bernard Peirce is the starting running back with seventh-year back Ray Rice suspended for the first two games of the year. Rice isn’t even listed on the current depth chart because he doesn’t currently count against the 53-man roster. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, who led the NFL in rushing yards during the preseason, is currently listed as the third-string rusher and veteran Justin Forsett is the top backup.

-  As expected, first-round pick C.J. Mosley is listed as a starting inside linebacker, making him the first defensive rookie to open the season as the starter since Haloti Ngata in 2006.

-  Cornerbacks Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson are the backups behind starting corners Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. Recently-signed veteran Derek Cox is currently third-string.

-  The Ravens are very thin on the defensive front. The team has just five defensive linemen after season-ending injuries to Kapron Lewis-Moore and Brent Urban. Ngata (DT), Chris Canty (DE) and Brandon Williams (NT) are the starters, while DeAngelo Tyson (DE/NT) and rookie Timmy Jernigan (DT) are the only backups.

-  Undrafted rookie James Hurst is the backup left tackle in the event that Eugene Monroe was to go down with an injury.

-  Rookie safety Terrence Brooks is listed as the third-string free safety behind Darian Stewart and Jeromy Miles.

-  Just like last year, Courtney Upshaw and Elvis Dumervil are listed as dual starters at outside linebacker opposite Terrell Suggs. Outside linebacker is the only position where two players are listed as the starters.

   OFFENSE
   Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
LWR Torrey Smith Marlon Brown Kamar Aiken  
RWR Steve Smith, Sr. Jacoby Jones Deonte Thompson Michael Campanaro
LT Eugene Monroe James Hurst    
LG Kelechi Osemele Gino Gradkowski    
C Jeremy Zuttah Gino Gradkowski    
RG Marshal Yanda John Urschel    
RT Rick Wagner Jah Reid    
TE Dennis Pitta Owen Daniels Crockett Gillmore  
QB Joe Flacco Tyrod Taylor    
FB Kyle Juszczyk      
RB Bernard Pierce Justin Forsett Lorenzo Taliaferro  
   DEFENSE
   Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
DT Haloti Ngata Timmy Jernigan    
NT Brandon Williams DeAngelo Tyson    
DE Chris Canty DeAngelo Tyson    
OLB Terrell Suggs Pernell McPhee    
ILB C.J. Mosley Arthur Brown    
ILB Daryl Smith Albert McClellan Zachary Orr  
Sam Courtney Upshaw -OR- Elvis Dumervil    
LCB Lardarius Webb Asa Jackson    
SS Matt Elam Anthony Levine Brynden Trawick  
FS Darian Stewart Jeromy Miles Terrence Brooks  
RCB Jimmy Smith Chykie Brown Derek Cox  
   SPECIAL TEAMS
   Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
P Sam Koch      
K Justin Tucker      
H Sam Koch      
LS Morgan Cox      
KOR Jacoby Jones Deonte Thompson Asa Jackson Michael Campanaro
PR Jacoby Jones Asa Jackson Michael Campanaro  

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