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Insights From Ravens' First Regular-Season Depth Chart


The Ravens' first regular season depth chart is out and it's not revealing any secrets.

Reminder that the depth chart is compiled by the Ravens' public relations staff.

The biggest mystery remains at left guard, where the Ravens don't have, and aren't announcing, who their starter will be Sunday in Miami.

On the depth chart, it's listed as Bradley Bozeman or Ben Powers or Patrick Mekari. Bozeman played in 14 games last season and made one start at left guard. Powers, a fourth-round pick, and Mekari, an undrafted rookie, both also saw practice with the first team this summer.

Veteran James Hurst is not listed at left guard on the first depth chart. He's the top backup at right tackle, right guard and left tackle. That still doesn't mean Hurst can't or won't start at left guard.

"We're not going to share that information," Head Coach John Harbaugh said Monday. "Why would we? What would be the advantage for us to do that?"

The Ravens' starting wide receivers are listed as Willie Snead IV and Seth Roberts. Chris Moore and Jaleel Scott are in the No. 3 and No. 4 positions while the rookies, Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin, are at the back. The talented rookies could still have a big role.

At inside linebacker, the starter is listed as Chris Board or Kenny Young. Board, who had pulled ahead in the competition during training camp, is coming off a concussion suffered in the second preseason game and is cleared to play in Miami.

At cornerback, Marlon Humphrey is listed as one starter and Jimmy Smith or Brandon Carr as the other. Carr has the NFL's longest active streak for a defensive player at 176 consecutive games.

The Ravens could use Carr as the slot cornerback in the wake of Tavon Young's injury. The only other cornerbacks on the roster are Anthony Averett and Justin Bethel. Baltimore could also use an extra safety in coverage as well.

Cyrus Jones is listed as the top punt returner, backed up by Snead and Brown. Moore is the top kick returner with rookie running back Justice Hill and Snead as his backups.

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