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New York Giants release 2014 depth chart

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The New York Giants have released their first depth chart of the 2014 season.

Jeff Zelevansky

With the New York Giants 53-man roster set the team has also released its first official depth chart of the 2014 season. Here is the complete depth chart

Offense

QB -- Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib

WR -- Rueben Randle, Odell Beckham Jr.

LT -- Will Beatty, Charles Brown, James Brewer

LG -- Geoff Schwartz, Dallas Reynolds

C -- J.D. Walton, Weston Richburg,

RG -- Brandon Mosley, John Jerry

RT -- Justin Pugh

TE -- Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells, Adrien Robinson

WR -- Victor Cruz, Jerrel Jernigan, Preston Parker, Corey Washington

FB -- Henry Hynoski

RB -- Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, Andre Williams

Defense

LDE -- Mathias, Kiwanuka, Robert Ayers, Kerry Wynn

LDT -- Cullen Jenkins, Johnathan Hankins

RDT -- Mike Patterson, Markus Kuhn

RDE -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Damontre Moore

SLB -- Jameel McClain, Devon Kennard

MLB -- Jon Beason, McClain, Mark Herzlich

WLB -- Jacquian Williams, Spencer Paysinger

LCB -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Trumaine McBride, Zack Bowman

RCB -- Prince Amukamara, Walter Thurmond III

FS -- Stevie Brown, Quintin Demps

SS -- Antrel Rolle, Nat Berhe

Special Teams

P -- Steve Weatherford

PK -- Josh Brown

H -- Steve Weatherford

LS -- Zak DeOssie

KR -- Quintin Demps, Preston Parker, Jerrel Jernigan

PR -- Rueben Randle, Jerrel Jernigan, Preston Parker

Valentine's View

Don't get crazy about how some of these things are listed. It is all semantics and does not mean things have to be, or will be, the way they are on paper when the Giants take the field next Monday against the Detroit Lions for their season-opener.

We know, for example, that Weston Richburg is going to be the left guard. Richburg isn't even listed as a guard on the depth chart. At right guard, we suspect John Jerry will play even though Brandon Mosley is listed as the starter.

At running back, I am sure there are those of you who are freaking out because Peyton Hillis is listed ahead of Andre Williams. All you had to do is watch the preseason games to know Williams, not Hillis, will be the primary backup to Rashad Jennings.

When it comes to punt returners there is no way Jerrel Jernigan gets to return punts before Preston Parker.

So, the point is that these charts are interesting, but they really don't give us the full story about how players will be used.