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Unofficial depth chart released


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars released their first 2016 unofficial depth chart on Monday.

And while the word "unofficial" must be emphasized, the first look at the '16 depth chart does reflect the Jaguars' ongoing camp battles and competitions – most notably at left offensive tackle, where Kelvin Beachum and Luke Joeckel are listed as co-starters.

The Jaguars released the unofficial depth chart in advance of Thursday's preseason opener against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Beachum, signed as an unrestricted free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers in March, is expected to compete with Joeckel for starting left tackle, but Beachum has practiced sparingly while returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Joeckel has worked at both left guard and tackle in practice, and Beachum has worked at both positions in his limited work.

The loser of the left tackle positon likely will start at left guard, though unrestricted free agent signee Mackenzy Bernadeau currently is listed as the starter there.

Two other positions also feature co-starters:

*Running back, where Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon are expected to share carries and snaps throughout the season. The Jaguars signed Ivory as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason to create a two-headed running back situation with Yeldon.

*Cornerback, where veteran Prince Amukamara and Jalen Ramsey are listed as co-starters opposite starter Davon House. The Jaguars signed Amukamara as an unrestricted free agent and selected Ramsey No. 5 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. Both players have stood out in 2016 Training Camp.

Denard Robinson is listed as the third-team running back ahead of Jonas Gray, while Corey Grant is listed as the kickoff returner ahead of Nick Marshall, Robinson and Bryan Walters.

Sen'Derrick Marks is listed at both strong-side defensive end and three-technique defensive tackle, with the veteran listed as the third-team end and second-team tackle.

Rookie linebacker Myles Jack is listed at second-team middle linebacker, where has worked throughout training camp.

A look at the depth chart:

*Quarterback: Blake Bortles, Chad Henne, Brandon Allen, Max Wittek.

*Running back: Yeldon/Ivory, Denard Robinson, Jonas Gray, Corey Grant, Joe Banyard.

*Wide receiver: Allen Robinson, Rashad Greene, Arrelious Benn, Rashad Lawrence, Shaq Evans, Jamal Robinson.

*Wide receiver: Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Walters, Tony Washington, Rasheed Bailey, Shane Wynn.

*Tight end: Julius Thomas, Ben Koyack, Braedon Bowman.

*Tight end: Marcedes Lewis, Nic Jacobs, Neal Sterling.

*Left tackle: Beachum/Joeckel, Josh Wells, Jeff Linkenbach.

*Left guard: Bernadeau, Kadeem Edwards.

*Center: Brandon Linder, Tyler Shatley, Luke Bowanko (Physically Unable to Perform).

*Right guard: A.J. Cann, Chris Reed, Pearce Slater.

*Right tackle: Jermey Parnell, Patrick Omameh, Rashod Hill.

*Leo defensive end: Dante Fowler Jr., Yannick Ngakoue, Chris Smith, Bjoern Werner, Tyrone Holmes.

*Defensive tackle: Malik Jackson, Marks, Sheldon Day, Michael Bennett.

*Defensive tackle: Roy Miller III, Abry Jones, Richard Ash.

*Defensive end: Jared Odrick, Tyson Alualu, Marks, Jonathan Woodard (PUP).

*Otto linebacker: Dan Skuta, Ryan Davis, Thurston Armbrister.

*Middle linebacker: Paul Posluszny, Myles Jack, Hayes Pullard III.

*Weak-side linebacker: Telvin Smith, Jordan Tripp, Joplo Bartu, Sean Porter.

*Cornerback: Davon House, Dwayne Gratz, Nick Marshall, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Mike Hilton.

*Free safety: Tashaun Gipson, Peyton Thompson, Jarrod Wilson.

*Strong safety: Johnathan Cyprien, James Sample, Josh Evans, Earl Wolff.

*Cornerback: Ramsey/Amukamara, Aaron Colvin, Demetrius McCray, Josh Johnson.

*Kicker: Jason Myers, Sam Ficken.

*Punter: Brad Nortman, Ryan Quigley.

*Long snapper: Carson Tinker.

*Holder: Nortman.

*Kick returner: Grant, Marshall, Robinson, Walters.

*Punt returner: Greene, Walters, Marshall.

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