With the team’s first live preseason action just days away, Mike Smith has released the current depth chart of the moment.
Positions of note:
- Brian Finneran and Eric Weems are filling in at wide receiver for the injured Michael Jenkins and day-to-day Harry Douglas, a sign the team feels Kerry Meier isn’t quite ready for prime time.
- Christopher Owens is listed as the starting cornerback alongside ace Dunta Robinson.
- Weems remains at kick returner and punt returner after producing a mediocre 2009. Rookie Dominique Franks is listed as the backup.
- Sean Weatherspoon won’t be starting this time around. He’s backing up both Mike Peterson and Stephen Nicholas.
Obviously this is all sort of up in the air and much of it will change in one way or another before the season opener, but it’s clear the team feels comfortable bringing its rookies along slowly.
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