GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Marvin Lewis’ first depth chart contains few surprises, although it has one big caveat.
Even though he’s listed as the No. 1 tight end, rookie Jermaine Gresham is going to get moved to the back of the depth chart because he’s not here. Whether that means he’ll get moved back to No. 1 when he ends his holdout (now in its seventh practice) is anyone’s guess.
Released as the Bengals took the field for the first of two practices Monday, the depth chart also showed injured wide receiver Antonio Bryant (knee) ahead of Terrell Owens in the spot opposite Chad Ochocinco. Bryant didn’t practice again Monday morning and has missed six straight, but he remains No. 1 because if he was healthy he’d be the starter.
Andre Caldwell is listed as the third receiver behind Bryant and Owens, and Jerome Simpson is backing up The Ocho followed by Matt Jones. Third running back Brian Leonard is also listed as the backup fullback.
On defense, Adam Jones backs up Johnathan Joseph at left cornerback and on the right Morgan Trent is behind Leon Hall. Rookie Brandon Ghee and David Jones are behind them. Converted defensive end Michael Johnson is backing up Rey Maualuga at SAM linebacker.
Mike Nugent is ahead of Dave Rayner at kicker.
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