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If It Was Bengals Opening Day: Depth Chart

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Today is Reds opening day. If it was the Bengals opening day, though, here's how the depth chart would break down.

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The city of Cincinnati celebrates opening day as the Reds take the field at Great American Ballpark for the first time of the 2013 season. The Reds face the Angels for a three-game series to open the year. The Bengals, of course, are still in the middle of free agency and teams haven't been able to take the field yet for practice. However, if the Bengals were celebrating opening day, here's how the depth chart would break down.



  1. Andy Dalton
  2. Josh Johnson
  3. Zac Robinson

Running Back:

  1. BenJarvus Green-Ellis
  2. Cedric Peerman
  3. Dan Herron


  1. Chris Pressley
  2. John Conner
  3. Jourdan Brooks

Wide Receiver 1:

  1. A.J. Green
  2. Andrew Hawkins
  3. Ryan Whalen
  4. Justin Hilton
  5. Taveon Rogers

Wide Receiver 2:

  1. Mohamed Sanu
  2. Marvin Jones
  3. Brandon Tate
  4. Dane Sanzenbacher
  5. Lavasier Tuinei

Left Tackle:

  1. Andrew Whitworth
  2. Dennis Roland

Left Guard:

  1. Clint Boling
  2. Travelle Wharton


  1. Kyle Cook
  2. Trevor Robinson

Right Guard:

  1. Kevin Zeitler

Right Tackle:

  1. Anthony Collins
  2. Dan Knapp

Tight End:

  1. Jermaine Gresham
  2. Orson Charles
  3. Richard Quinn
  4. Bryce Davis


Defensive End (R):

  1. Michael Johnson
  2. Wallace Gilberry
  3. DeQuin Evans

Nose Tackle:

  1. Domata Peko
  2. Brandon Thompson

Defensive Tackle:

  1. Geno Atkins
  2. Devon Still

Defensive End (L):

  1. Carlos Dunlap
  2. Robert Geathers
  3. Jamaal Anderson


  1. Rey Maualuga
  2. Aaron Maybin
  3. Brandon Joiner


  1. Emmanuel Lamur
  2. Vincent Rey
  3. Dontay Moch


  1. Vontaze Burfict
  2. J.K. Schaffer


  1. Leon Hall
  2. Adam Jones
  3. Jason Allen

Free Safety:

  1. Reggie Nelson
  2. George Iloka

Strong Safety:

  1. Taylor Mays
  2. Jeromy Miles
  3. Robert Sands
  4. Tony Dye


  1. Terence Newman
  2. Dre Kirkpatrick
  3. Brandon Ghee/Shaun Prater

Special Teams:


  1. Kevin Huber


  1. Mike Nugent

Long Snapper:

  1. Clark Harris
  2. Bryce Davis

The biggest questions lie at linebacker, the secondary, specifically at safety, and at center. If fans get their way at linebacker, Burfict will slide to middle linebacker and Maualuga will compete for a spot at SAM, but the team's options, as of right now, at WILL are limited to guys who have extremely limited experience. According to Marvin Lewis, though, the Bengals will keep Maualuga at MIKE and Burfict at WILL, opening up a competition for the starting SAM linebacker.

At center, Kyle Cook and Trevor Robinson will compete for a spot. While Cook has the experience and was named the starter at the end of the season, Robinson didn't have a bad season in 2012 and could push for playing time.

Finally, at safety, right now Taylor Mays would start at strong safety, but the Bengals are likely looking for a new safety early in the draft to start next to Reggie Nelson.

Also, if the Bengals re-sign Andre Smith, he'll obviously start at right tackle over Collins. If they don't, they'll likely sign someone or draft someone to take Smith's spot.