The Falcons released their first official depth chart of the preseason on Tuesday. It included items of note.
Wes Schweitzer is listed as first-team right guard ahead of offseason acquisition Brandon Fusco. Duke Riley is listed as a first-team linebacker after being moved to mostly special teams as a rookie last year. In the battle for the open fullback position, Ricky Ortiz is listed with the first team.
Also, Justin Hardy is listed as the first-team kickoff and punt returner ahead of rookie Calvin Ridley.
The Falcons open the preseason with an exhibition game at the N.Y. Jets on Friday.
Here is the depth chart:
WR: Julio Jones, Justin Hardy, Marvin Hall, Christian Blake, Colby Pearson, Taj Williams
LT: Jake Matthews, Ty Sambrailo, Danie Brunskill
LG: Andy Levitre, Ben Garland, Sean Harlow
C: Alex Mack, Jamil Douglas, J.C. Hassenauer
RG: Wes Schweitzer, Brandon Fusco, Salesi Uhatafe
RT: Ryan Schradder, Austin Pasztor, Matt Gono, Kendall Calhoun
TE: Austin Hooper, Logan Paulsen, Eric Saubert, Alex Gray, Jaeden Graham, Troy Mangen
WR: Mohamed Sanu, Calvin Ridely, Reggie Davis, Russell Gage, Devin Gray, Lamar Jordan, Dontez Byrd
QB: Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Kurt Benkert, Garrett Grayson
RB: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Ito Smith, Justin Crawford, Terrence Magee, Malik Williams
FB: Ricky Ortiz, Luke McNitt
DE: Vic Beasley, Derrick Shelby, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, J.T. Jones
DT: Terrell McClain, Deadrin Senat, Jon Cunningham, Justin Zimmer
DT: Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford, Garrison Smith
DE: Takkarist McKinley, Brooks Reed, Anthony Winbush, Mackendy Cheridor
LB: Duke Riley, Kemal Ishmael, Emmanuel Ellerbee
LB: Deion Jones, Emmanuel Smith, Jonathan Celestin
LB: De’Vondre Campbell, Foye Oluokun, Richard Jarvis
CB: Robert Alford, Isaiah Oliver, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Chris Lammons
CB: Desmond Trufant, Brian Poole, Justin Bethel, Leon McFadden, Deante Burton
S: Ricardo Allen, Damontae Kazee, Tyson Graham, Secdrick Cooper
S: Keanu Neal, Ron Parker, Marcelis Branch
K: Matt Bryant, David Marvin
KO: Matt Bosher, David Marvin
P: Matt Bosher, Davin Marvin
KR: Justin Hardy, Calvin Ridley
PR: Justin Hardy, Calvin Ridley
LS: Josh Harris
H: Matt Bosher
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