The first depth chart

Posted by Darren Urban on July 30, 2012 – 9:22 am

The Cardinals put out their first official depth chart of the season today. This stuff is fluid given certain competitions, but they have to make someone No. 1 and No. 2 and so on. There are no shocking developments, but:

— Kevin Kolb is listed as the No. 1 QB right now. John Skelton is the No. 2.

— Jeremy Bridges is the No. 1 right tackle over Bobby Massie, and as I have said many many many times, I expect that to be the case for a while.

— With Jeff King still rehabbing his quad, Todd Heap is the No. 1 tight end, Rob Housler No. 2.

— Behind Fitz is DeMarco Sampson and then Stephen Williams. At the other receiver spot, it officially goes Andre Roberts, then Early Doucet, then Michael Floyd.

— William Gay is the No. 1 right cornerback across from Patrick Peterson. Greg Toler is listed as Gay’s backup, with Michael Adams listed as Peterson’s backup.

— Brandon Williams is Sam Acho’s backup, with Clark Haggans as O’Brien Schofield’s backup at OLB. Quentin Groves is behind Haggans.

— With the large roster, the only second team rookies (no starters) are LG Senio Kelemete, FB Jared Crank and Massie. (And the Cards are incredibly unlikely to keep two fullbacks.) T Nate Potter is third-string, Floyd is third-string, S Justin Bethel is third-string and, with the large amount of veteran cornerbacks, Jamell Fleming is technically fourth-string behind Gay, Toler and A.J. Jefferson (although he will be on this roster, no doubt.)

Here is the entire depth chart.

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18 Responses to “The first depth chart”

  1. By anthony on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    darren as you stated there truly are no surprises thus far. as the pre-season progresses and the roster is trimmed down i personally would believe floyd moving up the roster. not quite to starter but a solid 3rd string/ slot reciever. that big body in the middle can make a nice target. i like early D but in my opinion i dont think he would make the same impact as floyd would in the slot.
    Any thoughts on that?

  2. By Darren Urban on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Anthony —

    RE: Fleming

    Early. Let’s see what he does in a game or two.

  3. By Andres on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    How many cornerbacks and receivers do expect to make the final roster and who do you think they will be

  4. By Darren Urban on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Andres —

    RE: CBs/WRs

    In the past, the Cards have kept usually 9 DBs (some combo of CB and S) and 5 or 6 WR. I expect the same this year. Who is a question better asked later in camp.

  5. By Mark from Chandler on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Who makes the final 53? It is fun to watch who will start but I also enjoy looking at the end of the roster so see who will have a job and who will be out. Here is where I think the discussion is.

    OL: We know 6 of them: 4 now have to battle for the last 2 spots Batiste, Kelmente, Hochstein, and Potter.

    WR: Will Williams hold off Byrd for the 6th spot

    OLB: Williams for Groves

    CB: Do the Cards keep 5 or 6 corners. I am guessing 6 but time will tell. We know the first 4 so Jefferson, Adams, and Butler will battle it out for the last 1 or 2 spots.

    S: If Cards go with 6 corners then there will only be 4 safetys. 3 safetys are known. So Sanders and Bethel will compete. My guess is Bethel will not make the team.

  6. By theuglitruth on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb…let’s see how he does with live bullets. Hopefully, his history of folding like a cheap chair in the pocket isn’t an idication of what he will do this year.

  7. By Mr Robles on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Any progression on Quan Sturdivant will he make the team? When would be 1st cuts?

  8. By Darren Urban on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Robles —

    RE: Quan

    Long way to go. First cuts aren’t until after the fourth preseason game.

  9. By Brent on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Can you publish the whole chart? Thanks.

  10. By Darren Urban on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Brent, NYCard —

    RE: Depth chart

    It will be on the site later today. We take it down in the offseason when roster turnover is massive and, frankly, there is no “chart” to have.

  11. By DontTakeLoses on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Great timing. Got my 5 tix today, depth chart.. its getting real! Go Cards. Btw, Kolb must get rid of happy feet. Will he? Dunno. Could he? sure. Feet react to what is (or is not) registering in the ‘ead. Go Kolb.

  12. By NYCardinals212 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I noticed that the “Depth Chart” section under the “Team” heading is no longer there. Will that be available for the preseason, or is it just too big of a pain to update it before the regular season — when things are changing so frequently?

    Basically, what I’m asking is, will I be able to steal your hard work, or do I actually have to put forth some of my own effort?

  13. By Andreas on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Where is D-Wash?

  14. By Darren Urban on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Andreas —

    RE: Washington

    He is here.

  15. By clssylssy on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Are these the guys who will be playing in the HOF game?

  16. By cobra on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply


    1- Kolb: Duck and chuck.
    2- Skelton: Chuck and duck.
    3- Not sure I would want to be a receiver in camp. Can you you imagine what the receivers feel like right now? Defense has been nice so far to their offense.
    4- Hoping the QBs throw more than medicine balls in the preseason to win the job.
    5- Wells, Williams, and LSH have to take it to another level.

  17. By shockwave on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    A depth chart at this early stage is so meaningless and will change, why even put this up for discussion?

  18. By William Barry on Aug 19, 2012 | Reply

    We do have really good depth on this team this year. I would really like to see Michael Floyd step up and be Fitz’s complimentary WR.

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