NFL News: Browns Release First Depth Chartby Rick Grayshock in HeadlinesTwitterFacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedinPin this PostShare on TumblrMore services August 7, 2012 30 Comments A- A A+ The Browns released their depth chart for the first preseason game against the Detroit Lions-OffensePOSFirstSecondThirdOtherWR1Greg LittleJosh GordonJoshua CribbsOwen Spencer Carlton Mitchell Jermaine SaffoldLTJoe ThomasOniel CousinsJeff ShugartsLGJason PinkstonJarrod ShawMatt ClevelandCAlex MackJohn GrecoGarth GerhartRGShawn LauvaoDominic AlfordStanley DanielsRTMitchell SchwartzRyan MillerJake AndersonTEBenjamin WatsonJordan CameronAlex SmithEvan Moore Dan GronkowskiWR2Mohamed MassaquoiTravis BenjaminJordan NorwoodJosh Cooper Rod Windsor Bert ReedQBBrandon WeedenColt McCoySeneca WallaceThaddeus LewisFBOwen MarecicBrad SmelleyRBTrent RichardsonMontario HardestyBrandon JacksonChris Ogbonnaya Adonis ThomasDefensePOSFirstSecondThirdOtherLDEJabaal SheardJuqua ParkerBrian SanfordWilliam GreenDTAhtyba RubinBilly WinnDTJohn HughesScott PaxsonBrian SchaeferingKiante TrippRDEFrostee RuckerEmmanuel StephensMarcus BenardAuston EnglishSLBScott FujitaJames-Michael JohnsonEmmanuel AchoMLBD’Qwell JacksonBenjamin JacobsL.J. FortWLBKaluka MaiavaCraig RobertsonQuinton SpearsJoJo DicksonLCBJoe HadenBuster SkrineTrevin WadeJohnson BademosiRCBSheldon BrownDimitri PattersonJames DockeryAntwuan ReedFSEric HaggRay VentroneTashaun GipsonSST. J. WardUsama YoungDavid SimsEmanuel DavisSpecial TeamsPOSFirstSecondThirdOtherPReggie HodgesSpencer LanningKPhil DawsonJeff WolfertHReggie HodgesPRJoshua CribbsTravis BenjaminJordan NorwoodKRJoshua CribbsBuster SkrineTravis BenjaminLSChristian Yount By Rick GrayshockRick is a co-founder and editor of WFNY. His love of Cleveland sports is surpassed only by his faith and love of his family. Follow him on Twitter- @rickwfny.View all articles by Rick Grayshock Post navigation Cleveland and Detroit – Similar Markets – Except When It Comes To Baseball Ownership Colt McCoy Should Be Dissatisfied but Not Surprised http://twitter.com/Dombard_Only1 Justin DombardId say we are pretty close to screwed at LB! Dee PMy exact thoughts when looking at it. When you say to yourself, well maybe Maiava will “figure things out” this year, and perhaps rookies Johnson and Acho can have an impact….then things don’t look very good. No question this will be our biggest need in the draft in April. We may even go LB-CB-LB first three rounds… CharlotteBrownsBackerMarcus Benard listed at third on the depth chart? That’s kind of surprising, even if he is working his way back. Thought he’d play a more prominent role this year. Dee PLooking at some mocks that are out there….it’s hard to tell who will be out there at 32 when we are on the clock….One name that would be a lot of fun….Mathieu…..the Honey Badger.He and Haden? Nice.And yeah….I’m talking Browns Draft on August 7th. JKMy, my.. The offense doesn’t look totally inept. Amazing.Also I like the move of William Green to LDE, Now I can dust off the ol #31 jersey. JKHoney badger is all hype, no thanks. JKAlso how in God’s name does Sheldon Brown have a starting job in the NFL still. Return of the (Alex) MackEvan Moore as the 4th TE? http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Hurst/680697039 Josh Hurstand a safety mgbodeconsidering Moore’s poor play to end last season, think of it more as Cameron is looking good and took the “can catch but can’t block” spot away from him. TSR3000At least we are 4-3 these days when we say that…… mgbodewell, Fujita is out week1-3, so I’m thinking Acho isn’t ready to start and we want JMJ at SOLB for those games. This sets that up perfectly.Hopefully, JMJ solidifies his starting spot in those games and then we can figure out what to do when Fujita comes back (keeping a place on the bench warm is a good idea for him if you ask me) @37crookshankavecorner, safety, punt returner and the real deal. @37crookshankavelooks like we will see how well Heckert has drafted, a lot of those guys starting, TSR3000Schwartz better be good. Not serviceable, good. mgbodestarters not drafted or signed by Heckert (counting 26 spots including STs):O: Thomas, Mack, MoMass D: Rubin, Maiava ST: Dawson, Cribbs7 out of 26 spots remain after just 3 offseasons. This is the team that Heckert built now without question. cmm13Yeah…that one jumped at me for sure as well. How do you give a guy an extention last year to make him your 4th string this year? steve KOther than linebacker and the d-line, which honestly prolly look so bad cuz of injuries mostly, I’m pretty impressed. Where did we randomly end up with depth at receiver? Never thought I’d see the day Cribbs would be the 5th option. And I’m not worried about Sheldon Brown. If he struggles, Patterson is more than capable of taking his place, Skrine and Wade are both great prospects as well. Obviously not every position is going to be perfect and there’s always gonna be holes somewhere, but this team looks really solid and should be pretty competitive. Natedawg86Key there to note I think is Hodges. Hope he can bring some stability to position the Browns will need. Garry_OwenI love your optimism! If we actually pick at #32, nobody will care if we draft JoeDave Schmidlap, placeholder from Southwest Idaho Tech. We’ll all still be hungover from the Super Bowl party and victory parade. Not to mention, the world will have likely already ended, what with the frozen pigs that will be flying out of Hell by then. Garry_OwenHe’s been injured for much of camp. I’m sure that also has something to do with it. Dee PExcited to see Brandon Jackson in action… Dee PI always thought when we won, that the first to fly would be Rapelisburger. Dee PLove the comment. If Gocong and Taylor weren’t hurt, this roster looks pretty darn good. Taylor will be back eventually, and perhaps JMJ turns into something….if so, we have a pretty nice foundation to move forward. 2-3 years of competitive football and adding more draft pieces, and Bingo….we could find ourselves as the class of our division…and maybe even our conference. Dee PAnd depending on Norwood, who looked great in the final games last year….Cribbs could be the 6th option. Vindictive_PatIf I have another son, I don’t see any way I can avoid naming him “JoeDave”. cmm13This is my single biggest wish in this year’s offense. ….er, I mean that Weeden is not the second coming of DA or that Trent does not go down with turf toe/staph infection/achilles injury or that Little and Gordon or more than just physical freaks or that we finally solved the turnstyle that is the right side of the line… Yikes, my wish list is big. Vindictive_PatBut is he a real badger? Inquiring minds want to know. Natedawg86I hate it when they trade down with the patriots… we need to use our high draft picks steve kAgreed. Linebacker D-line are prolly the weakest spots and we have 2 rookies drafted for each. Hughes may have been a reach but apparently if he’s listed first on the depth chart he must be close to what they were hoping for. Winn was a quality pick that deep in the draft. Also, JMJ and Acho were both great value picks and either one has a fairly decent chance of becoming a starter in the league.