May 29, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (95) runs through drills at organized team activities at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Release Farcical First Depth Chart


The Vikings’ initial depth chart of the preseason looks exactly how you would expect a first depth chart to look. Veterans at the top, younger players at the bottom. This is all part of the Leslie Frazier-mandated farce of making rookies “earn” jobs that everyone knows they already have in the bag. In other words, this depth chart is totally worthless and has nothing to do with anything real. Trust me, Sharrif Floyd is not the third team 3-tech in anybody’s mind. Why teams even bother with this is beyond me.

Anyway, here it is. Your first depth chart of the preseason. OH MY GOD, MCLEOD BETHEL-THOMPSON IS THIRD TEAM HOLDER BEHIND MATT CASSEL! THE INJUSTICE!

QB: Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod Bethel-Thompson, James Vandenberg

RB: Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard, Bradley Randle, Jerodis Williams

FB: Jerome Felton, Zach Line

X Receiver: Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Joe Webb, Chris Summers, Rodney Smith, Greg Childs (PUP)

Z Receiver: Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright, Stephen Burton, LaMark Brown, Adam Thielen, Erik Highsmith

TE: Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford, Colin Anderson

LT: Matt Kalil, Kevin Murphy, DeMarcus Love

LG: Charlie Johnson, Jeff Baca, Tyler Holmes

C: John Sullivan, Joe Berger, Camden Wentz

RG: Brandon Fusco, Seth Olsen, Travis Bond

RT: Phil Loadholt, Brandon Keith, Troy Kropog

RDE: Jared Allen, Everson Griffen, George Johnson, Collins Ukwu

NT: Letroy Guion, Fred Evans, Chase Baker, Anthony McCloud

UT: Kevin Williams, Christian Ballard, Sharrif Floyd, Everett Dawkins

LDE: Brian Robison, Everson Griffen, D’Aundre Reed, Lawrence Jackson, Marquis Jackson

WLB: Marvin Mitchell, Desmond Bishop, Tyrone McKenzie

MLB: Erin Henderson, Audie Cole, Michael Mauti, Nathan Williams

SLB: Chad Greenway, Larry Dean, Gerald Hodges

RCB: Chris Cook, A.J. Jefferson, Brandon Burton, Bobby Felder, Roderick Williams

LCB: Josh Robinson, Xavier Rhodes, Jacob Lacey, Marcus Sherels, Greg McCoy

Nickel CB: Josh Robinson, Jacob Lacey, Bobby Felder, Marcus Sherels

FS: Harrison Smith, Robert Blanton, Brandan Bishop

SS: Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond, Andrew Sendejo, Darius Eubanks

P: Jeff Locke

K: Blair Walsh

LS: Cullen Loeffler

Holder: Jeff Locke, Matt Cassel, McLeod Bethel-Thompson

Punt Returner: Marcus Sherels, Jarius Wright, Stephen Burton, Josh Robinson

Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Marcus Sherels, Josh Robinson, A.J. Jefferson, Stephen Burton, Joe Webb, Greg McCoy, Jarius Wright

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