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
Starter: Alexander Mattison
Backups: Kene Nwangwu; Ty Chandler; DeWayne McBride; Abram Smith
Starter: C.J. Ham
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
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)
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
Starters: Dean Lowry and Harrison Phillips
Backups: Jonathan Bullard and Ross Blacklock; Jaquelin Roy and Esezi Otomewo; Sheldon Day and Junior Aho
Starter: Khyiris Tonga
Backups: T.J. Smith; Calvin Avery
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
Starter: Andrew DePaola
Backups: Chandler; Powell
Backups: Powell; Thomas
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