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Vikings release first unofficial depth chart of 2023 season

By Craig Peters

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Monday released their first unofficial depth chart of 2023 ahead of visiting the Seahawks in Seattle on Thursday.

The contest between the Vikings and Seahawks is scheduled for 9 p.m. (CT). FOX 9 KMSP and KFAN 100.3-FM will simulcast the game. NFL Network also will air the game live on national cable television.

The Vikings offense is listed in "21 personnel" with two backs (a running back and fullback) and a tight end for the second consecutive season. That leaves two spots at receiver, along with a quarterback and the offensive line.

The Vikings defense is listed in a 3-4 base defense for the second consecutive season. There are two defensive ends, a nose tackle, two outside linebackers, two inside linebackers, two cornerbacks and two safeties.

Here's a look at the Vikings unofficial depth chart with starters followed by backups listed in order as they appear on the unofficial depth chart.

OFFENSE (44 players listed as they appear on the unofficial depth chart)


Starter: Kirk Cousins

Backups: Nick Mullens; Jaren Hall

Running backs

Starter: Alexander Mattison

Backups: Kene Nwangwu; Ty Chandler; DeWayne McBride; Abram Smith


Starter: C.J. Ham

Wide receivers

Starters: Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn

Backups: Jalen Nailor and Jordan Addison; Jalen Reagor and Brandon Powell; Blake Proehl and Trishton Jackson; Lucky Jackson and Thayer Thomas; N'Keal Harry, Garett Maag and Jacob Copeland

Tight ends

Starter: T.J. Hockenson

Backups: Josh Oliver; Johnny Mundt; Nick Muse; Ben Sims; Colin Thompson


Starters: Christian Darrisaw (LT) and Brian O'Neill (RT)

Backups: Vederian Lowe (LT) and Olisaemeka Udoh (RT); Jarrid Williams (LT) and Christian DiLauro (RT); Jacky Chen (LT)

Interior offensive linemen

Starters: Ezra Cleveland (LG), Garrett Bradbury (C) and Ed Ingram (RG)

Backups: Josh Sokol (LG), Austin Schlottmann (C) and Blake Brandel (RG); Jack Snyder (LG), Alan Ali (C) and Chris Reed (NFI)

DEFENSE (43 players listed as they appear on the unofficial depth chart)

Outside Linebackers

Starters: Danielle Hunter and Marcus Davenport

Backups: Pat Jones II and D.J. Wonnum; Luiji Vilain and Benton Whitley; Andre Carter II and Curtis Weaver

Defensive ends

Starters: Dean Lowry and Harrison Phillips

Backups: Jonathan Bullard and Ross Blacklock; Jaquelin Roy and Esezi Otomewo; Sheldon Day and Junior Aho

Nose tackles

Starter: Khyiris Tonga

Backups: T.J. Smith; Calvin Avery

Inside Linebackers

Starters: Brian Asamoah II (MLB) and Jordan Hicks (WLB)

Backups: Troy Dye (MLB) and Troy Reeder (WLB); William Kwenkeu (MLB) and Ivan Pace, Jr. (WLB); Abraham Beauplan (MLB) and Wilson Huber (WLB)


Starters: Byron Murphy, Jr. and Akayleb Evans

Backups: Andrew Booth, Jr. and Joejuan Williams; Mekhi Blackmon and Kalon Barnes; Jaylin Williams and Tay Gowan; NaJee Thompson and C.J. Coldon, Jr.


Starters: Harrison Smith and Camryn Bynum

Backups: Lewis Cine and Josh Metellus; Jay Ward and Theo Jackson

SPECIAL TEAMS (4 specialists)


Starter: Greg Joseph

Backup: Jack Podlesny


Starter: Ryan Wright

Long snapper

Starter: Andrew DePaola

Kickoff returners

Starter: Nwangwu

Backups: Chandler; Powell

Punt returners

Starter: Reagor

Backups: Powell; Thomas

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