Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches play on the sidelines in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Release First Regular Season Depth Chart

Recently, there have been a lot of questions as to who would be starting at a couple key positions for the Minnesota Vikings this year.  With big holes at middle linebacker and safety, it was unclear who would be manning thos positions when Minnesota takes the field on Sunday against the Rans.

We now know who will be holding down those positions thanks to Vikings.com releasing the first unoffical regular season depth chart earlier today.  Here is the depth chart that they released:

OFFENSE

QB

Aug 28, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) during warm ups prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 28, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) during warm ups prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Cassel
Teddy Bridgewater
Christian Ponder

RB
Adrian Peterson
Matt Asiata
Jerick McKinnon

FB
Jerome Felton
Zach Line

WR
Cordarrelle Patterson
Adam Thielen
Rodney Smith

WR
Greg Jennings
Jarius Wright

TE

Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Rudolph
Rhett Ellison
MarQueis Gray

LT
Matt Kalil

LG
Charlie Johnson
David Yankey

C
John Sullivan
Joe Berger

RG
Brandon Fusco
Vladimir Ducasse

RT
Phil Loadholt
Mike Harris

DEFENSE

LE

Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) celebrates his sack against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) celebrates his sack against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Robison
Corey Wootton

DT
Sharrif Floyd
Tom Johnson

NT
Linval Joseph
Shamar Stephen

RE
Everson Griffen
Scott Crichton

WLB
Chad Greenway
Brandon Watts
Michael Mauti

MLB
Jasper Brinkley
Audie Cole

SLB

Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Barr
Gerald Hodges

LCB
Captain Munnerlyn
Josh Robinson
Marcus Sherels

RCB
Xavier Rhodes
Jabari Price
Shaun Prater

SS
Robert Blanton
Antone Exum Jr.

FS
Harrison Smith
Andrew Sendejo

SPECIALISTS

P
Jeff Locke

K
Blair Walsh

LS
Cullen Loeffler

H
Jeff Locke

KR
Cordarrelle Patterson
Marcus Sherels

PR
Marcus Sherels
Jarius Wright

It appears as though Jasper Brinkley and Robert Blanton have won the battles as their respective position.  Now that we have a great idea of who will be starting this Sunday, what do you think of the Minnesota Vikings starting lineup?  Where are the major strengths and weaknesses on the starting offense and defense?  Let me know in the comments.

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