The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released their first depth chart of the regular season. This is an 'unofficial' depth chart, even though they send it out as part of a press release to every journalist. Kind of odd, but it signals that they have no obligation to actually hold to that depth chart. As far as I know, they could completely flip on game day. They won't, but they could.
The depth chart carried only a few changes from the last time they published one. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is now listed as the second tight end, ahead of Luke Stocker but still behind Brandon Myers. It also means that Patrick Omameh is still listed as the right guard, although the Bucs are trying to obfuscate whether he or Rishaw Johnson, or even someone else will start at that position.
One oddity that I still don't get is the Bucs' insistence that Mike Jenkins must be the starting cornerback ahead of Johnthan Banks, even though the latter has had a pretty good preseason, Jenkins has not been very good in the past, and has also missed almost all of the preseason with a hamstring injury. We'll see whether that sticks, but it's a little surprising nonetheless.
Also worth noting: Oniel Cousins is now the backup right tackle, after working at left guard for all of preseason. Apparently, one he lost his starting job to Logan Mankins, he also fell down the depth chart behind rookie Kadeem Edwards. I'm still not entirely sure as to why the Bucs are hanging on to Cousins.
|LDE||Adrian Clayborn||William Gholston|
|DT||Gerald McCoy||Da'Quan Bowers|
|DT||Clinton McDonald||Akeem Spence|
|RDE||Michael Johnson||Steven Means||Scott Solomon|
|SLB||Jonathan Casillas||Danny Lansanah|
|MLB||Mason Foster||Dane Fletcher|
|WLB||Lavonte David||Danny Lansanah|
|CB||Alterraun Verner||Rashaan Melvin|
|CB||Mike Jenkins||Johnthan Banks|
|CB||Leonard Johnson||Quinton Pointer|
|SS||Mark Barron||Bradley McDougald|
|FS||Dashon Goldson||Keith Tandy|
|WR||Vincent Jackson||Louis Murphy||Robert Herron|
|LT||Anthony Collins||Kevin Pamphile|
|LG||Logan Mankins||Kadeem Edwards|
|C||Evan Dietrich-Smith||Garrett Gilkey|
|RG||Patrick Omameh||Rishaw Johnson|
|RT||Demar Dotson||Oniel Cousins|
|TE||Brandon Myers||Austin Seferian-Jenkins||Luke Stocker|
|WR||Mike Evans||Chris Owusu||Russell Shepard|
|QB||Josh McCown||Mike Glennon|
|RB||Doug Martin||Bobby Rainey||Charles Sims||Mike James|
|P||Michael Koenen||Patrick Murray|
|PK||Patrick Murray||Michael Koenen|
|KO||Michael Koenen||Patrick Murray|
|H||Michael Koenen||Patrick Murray|
|LS||Andrew DePaola||Dane Fletcher|
|KR||Chris Owusu||Mike James||Bobby Rainey|