Vikings Release First Depth Chart

The Vikings have put out their depth chart for the first preseason game, which is coming up on Saturday (can’t you feel the electricity in the air?).

The chart, for the most part, reflects the reports we’ve been hearing from camp.  Asher Allen is indeed the starting right corner ahead of Lito Sheppard.  And Toby Gerhart, who hasn’t been impressing people much, is indeed the #3 running back behind Adrian Peterson and Albert Young.

Most everything else is as you would expect.  Except Jared Allen being listed as the back-up long-snapper.

That one caught me off-guard.  Does this mean Jared will be seeing some long-snapping action in preseason?  That could be…entertaining.

The full depth chart (via Access Vikings)


Wide receiver: Bernard Berrian, Greg Lewis, Marquis Hamilton, Logan Payne/Marko Mitchell, Freddie Brown

Left tackle: Bryant McKinnie, Pat Brown, Chris Clark

Left guard: Steve Hutchinson, Chris DeGeare, Adrian Battles

Center: John Sullivan, Jon Cooper

Right guard: Anthony Herrera, Ryan Cook, Thomas Austin

Right tackle: Phil Loadholt, Drew Radovich, Bill Noethlich

Tight end: Visanthe Shiancoe, Jim Kleinsasser, Jeff Dugan, Garrett Mills/Mickey Shuler

Wide receiver: Percy Harvin, Jaymar Johnson, Taye Biddle, Ray Small

Quarterback: Tarvaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels, Joe Webb, Brett Favre (did not report to camp list)

Fullback: Naufahu Tahi, Ryan D’Imperio

Running back: Adrian Peterson, Albert Young, Toby Gerhart/Darius Reynaud, Ian Johnson/Ryan Moats


Left end: Ray Edwards, Jayme Mitchell, Mike Montgomery

Nose tackle: Pat Williams, Jimmy Kennedy, Fred Evans

Under tackle: Kevin Williams, Letroy Guion, Tremaine Johnson

Right end: Jared Allen, Brian Robison, Everson Griffen

Strong-side linebacker: Chad Greenway, Heath Farwell, Kenny Onatolu

Middle linebacker: E.J. Henderson, Jasper Brinkley, J Leman

Weak-side linebacker: Ben Leber, Erin Henderson, Nate Triplett

Left cornerback: Antoine Winfield, Benny Sapp, Chris Cook

Right cornerback: Asher Allen, Lito Sheppard, DeAndre Wright, Marcus Sherels

Strong safety: Tyrell Johnson, Jamarca Sanford, Eric Frampton

Free safety: Madieu Williams, Husain Abdullah, Colt Anderson


Punter: Chris Kluwe

Kicker: Ryan Longwell, Rhys Lloyd

Long snapper: Cullen Loeffler, Jared Allen

Kickoffs: Ryan Longwell, Rhys Lloyd

Holder: Chris Kluwe

Kick returner: Percy Harvin, Darius Reynaud, Jaymar Johnson

Punt returner: Darius Reynaud, Jaymar Johnson, Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian

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