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An early Broncos depth chart projection, one week into training camp

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One week into training camp, let's break down the Broncos' 2014 roster.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

I cannot emphasize enough how early this depth chart projection is. So much can change between now and August 26th, when the Broncos have to cut their 90-man roster down to 75 players, and August 30th, when their final 53 are due. There are four preseason games during that time, which hold as much weight as all of training camp's practices, and we're barely one-third through those practices.

All that being said, there is value in training camp practice. There's value in seeing players perform with my own two eyes, which is why I make the 1400-mile round trip trek each year. And with John Fox, we know from years past that he puts a lot of weight on training camp success - more than he puts on what round you were drafted or how big your free agent contract is. "It's not how you start the race, it's how you finish it," as John Fox would say.

These 53 men (plus eight practice squadders) are winning the race, one week into training camp. We'll check back regularly with updated projections, including after the Broncos' first preseason game next week!

Broncos depth chart projection


Offense (24)

Quarterback
Peyton Manning
Brock Osweiler
Zac Dysert

Running Back
Montee Ball
C.J. Anderson
Ronnie Hillman
Brennan Clay

Wide Receiver
Demaryius Thomas
Wes Welker
Emmanuel Sanders
Cody Latimer
Andre Caldwell
Isaiah Burse

Tight End
Julius Thomas
Jacob Tamme
Virgil Green

Offensive Tackle
Ryan Clady
Chris Clark
Michael Schofield

Guard
Louis Vasquez
Orlando Franklin

Center
Manny Ramirez
Will Montgomery
Matt Paradis


Defense (26)

Defensive Tackle
Sylvester Williams
Terrance Knighton
Marvin Austin
Kevin Vickerson

Defensive End
DeMarcus Ware
Derek Wolfe
Malik Jackson
Kenny Anunike
Quanterus Smith

Linebacker
Von Miller
Danny Trevathan
Nate Irving
Lerentee McCray
Steven Johnson
Brandon Marshall
Lamin Barrow

Cornerback
Aqib Talib
Chris Harris Jr.
Kayvon Webster
Omar Bolden
Bradley Roby

Safety
T.J. Ward
Rahim Moore
David Bruton
Quinton Carter
Duke Ihenacho

Special Teams (3)

K Matt Prater
P Britton Colquitt
LS Aaron Brewer

Practice Squad (8)

CB Louis Young
TE Gerell Robinson
LB Corey Nelson
LB Shaquil Barrett
RB Kapri Bibbs
OT Vinston Painter
WR Greg Hardin
DE Greg Latta

Notable cuts: CB Tony Carter, OT Winston Justice, OG Ben Garland, DT Mitch Unrein, DT Sione Fua.

Agree? Disagree? Let me know how your depth chart differs in the comments!