Comparing Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Depth Chart To Previous Seasons

GEORGETOWN KY - JULY 31: Dhani Jones #57 of the Cincinnati Bengals is pictured during the Bengals training camp at Georgetown College on July 31 2010 in Georgetown Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

When the roster was released earlier this week, we cautioned not to take it so seriously this early during the preseason. Maybe this is an example. Maybe not. But we wanted to compare this year's depth chart on offense and defense, comparing that over the course of three seasons, dating back to 2010. Obviously you'll notice that things obviously change, such as players changing positions. We also didn't factor the injury list (PUP, NFI) only because that's rarely included as an exclusion when the team releases their depth chart.

The 2011 depth chart was released on August 1 and the the 2010 depth chart which was released roughly on July 31, both from OurLads.com.

QUARTERBACK

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Andy Dalton Bruce Gradkowski Zac Robinson Tyler Hansen
2011 Andy Dalton Bruce Gradkowski Jordan Palmer Dan LeFevour
2010 Carson Palmer J.T. O'Sullivan Jordan Palmer

RUNNING BACK

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 BenJarvus Green-Ellis Bernard Scott Brian Leonard

Cedric Peerman
Aaron Brown
Daniel Herron

2011 Cedric Benson* Bernard Scott Cedric Peerman Jay Finley
Steven Robinson
John Griffin
Jonathan Williams
2010 Cedric Benson Bernard Scott Brian Leonard Cedric Peerman
Cordera Eason

* Benson was an unsigned free agent and not technically on the roster. We added his name for the sake of completeness.

FULL BACK

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Chris Pressley James Develin Jourdan Brooks
2011 Brian Leonard Chris Pressley Fui Vakapuna James Develin
2010 Fui Vakapuna Joe Tronzo

WIDE RECEIVER

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 A.J. Green Andrew Hawkins Jordan Shipley Vidal Hazelton
Marvin Jones
2011 A.J. Green Jerome Simpson Quan Cosby Jamere Holland
2010 Chad Ochocinco Jerome Simpson Jordan Shipley Dezmon Briscoe
Maurice Purify

WIDE RECEIVER NO. 2

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Brandon Tate Armon Binns Ryan Whalen Mohamed Sanu
Kashif Moore
Justin Hilton
2011 Andre Caldwell Jordan Shipley Ryan Whalen Bart Johnson
Landon Cox
2010 Terrell Owens Antonio Bryant Andre Caldwell Matt Jones
Quan Cosby

TIGHT END

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Jermaine Gresham Donald Lee Colin Cochart Orson Charles
2011 Jermaine Gresham Chase Coffman Garrett Mills Colin Cochart
2010 Reggie Kelly Jermaine Gresham Daniel Coats Chase Coffman
Darius Hill

LEFT TACKLE

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Andrew Whitworth Anthony Collins
2011 Andrew Whitworth Anthony Collins Andrew Gardner Marker Wetterer
2010 Andrew Whitworth Anthony Collins Andrew Mitchell

LEFT GUARD

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Travelle Wharton Otis Hudson Trevor Robinson
2011 Nate Livings Clint Boling
2010 Nate Livings Evan Mathis Reggie Stephens

CENTER

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Kyle Cook Reggie Stephens
2011 Kyle Cook Reggie Stephens Ryan McKnight
2010 Kyle Cook Jonathan Luigs

RIGHT GUARD

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Kevin Zeitler Clint Boling Matt Murphy
2011 Bobbie Williams Otis Hudson
2010 Bobbie Williams Otis Hudson Isaac Sowells

RIGHT TACKLE

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Andre Smith Dennis Roland Matthew O'Donnell
2011 Andre Smith Dennis Roland Chris Riley Matt O'Donnell
2010 Andre Smith Dennis Roland Gabriel Manns

LEFT DEFENSIVE END

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Carlos Dunlap Robert Geathers Micah Johnson
2011 Robert Geathers Frostee Rucker Victor Adeyanju
2010 Robert Geathers Frostee Rucker

NOSE TACKLE

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Domata Peko Pat Sims Brandon Thompson
2011 Domata Peko Geno Atkins Jason Shirley Lolomana Mikaele
2010 Domata Peko Jonathan Fanene Geno Atkins Clinton McDonald

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Geno Atkins Devon Still Nick Hayden Vaughn Meatoga
2011 Tank Johnson Pat Sims Clinton McDonald
2010 Tank Johnson Pat Sims Orien Harris

RIGHT DEFENSIVE END

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Michael Johnson Jamaal Anderson DeQuin Evans
2011 Carlos Dunlap James Ruffin
2010 Antwan Odom Carlos Dunlap Rahim Alem

STRONG-SIDE LINEBACKER

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Manny Lawson Dan Skuta Dontay Moch
2011 Michael Johnson Dontay Moch Dan Skuta DeQuin Evans
2010 Rey Maualuga Rashad Jeanty Michael Johnson Dan Skuta

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Rey Maualuga Roddrick Muckelroy Vontaze Burfict
2011 Rey Maualuga Roddrick Muckelroy Stephen Franklin
2010 Dhani Jones Abdul Hodge Vincent Rey

WEAK-SIDE LINEBACKER

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Thomas Howard Vincent Rey Emmanuel Lamur Grant Hunter
2011 Keith Rivers Thomas Howard Vincent Rey Keith Darbut
2010 Keith Rivers Brandon Johnson Roddrick Muckelroy

RIGHT CORNERBACK

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Leon Hall Jason Allen Adam Jones Chris Lewis-Harris
Taveon Rogers
2011 Leon Hall Fred Bennett Jonathan Wade David Pender
2010 Leon Hall Morgan Trent Brandon Ghee

LEFT CORNERBACK

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Nate Clements Terence Newman Brandon Ghee Dre Kirkpatrick
Shaun Prater
T.J. Heath
2011 Nate Clements * Morgan Trent Adam Jones Brandon Ghee
Korey Lindsey
2010 Johnathan Joseph David Jones Adam Jones Johnny Sears

* Clements was an unsigned free agent and not technically on the roster. We added his name for the sake of completeness.

STRONG SAFETY

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Taylor Mays Jeromy Miles Tony Dye
2011 Reggie Nelson Gibril Wilson Jeromy Miles Brian Lainhart
2010 Roy Williams Chinedum Ndukwe Kyries Hebert Jeromy Miles

FREE SAFETY

FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER
2012 Reggie Nelson Robert Sands George Iloka
2011 Chris Crocker Robert Sands Tom Nelson Rico Murray
2010 Chris Crocker Gibril Wilson Tom Nelson Rico Murray
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