I looked over at denverbroncos.com to see their depth chart, updated Tuesday, and found some interesting things I wanted to discuss.
First off, WR. I figured from the start that D-Jack was probably going to be receiver number 2, so no suprise that with Marshall out he is receiver 1, but I didn't forsee ER taking over the starting role next to Marshall when he returns. Stokely always was a lock at slot (see Shannahan's many "best slot in NFL" comments), Colbert didn't do anything to differentiate himself and I never figured Parker would stick.
Secondly (and related), TE. I still kind of wish Mustard was around, but the interesting thing here is that Scheff never really did much in preseason, but is number 2. Did Scheff ever really fall out of favor as some speculated, or are these simply Shannahanigans? I imagine Nate will help out in the slot or split wide quite a bit this week to help take on Marshall's load, but I think the Broncos like the 1-2 punch of Graham-Scheff quite well.
Thirdly, Jack MF Williams is listed behind Champ at LCB. Does that make him the nickelback, or does it depend on the situation?
Fourthly (heh), Michael Pittman gets the nod for third string kick returner. That'd be interesting to see.
Lastly, Spencer Larsen is no longer listed as a LB. I assume he's going to be playing mostly special teams anyways, what with Peyton Hillis appearing to be very good (and our traditional sparing use of the FB), but I wonder if his die has been cast now, or if the'll still give him a chance at LB too?