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Giants’ unofficial depth chart: Nate Solder listed as starting right tackle

Let’s see what else we can learn from the first depth charts of the regular season

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In advance of their season-opening game against the Denver Broncos, the New York Giants have released their first “unofficial” depth chart of the 2021 NFL regular season. It features one notable change from what had been expected at the beginning of training camp — Nate Solder is listed as the starting right tackle instead of Matt Peart.

In truth, we have seen that one coming since the final week of the preseason when Solder, a 10-year veteran returning after a 2020 COVID-19 opt out, started in Peart’s place against the New England Patriots.

The 33-year-old Solder has not played right tackle in a regular-season game since 2011, when he was a rookie with the Patriots.

Peart, in his second season after being drafted out of UConn in Round 3 (99th overall) is listed as the backup at both tackle spots.

Here are the offensive, defensive and special teams depth charts as the Giants have them listed in their Week 1 media release. Remember, the charts are listed as unofficial and may not be exactly what we see on game day.

2021 Giants offensive depth chart

Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Position First Team Second Team Third Team
WR Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton C.J. Board
TE Evan Engram Kaden Smith
RT Nate Solder Matt Peart
RG Will Hernandez Ben Bredeson
C Nick Gates Billy Price
LG Shane Lemieux Ben Bredeson
LT Andrew Thomas Matt Peart
RB Saquon Barkley Devontae Booker Gary Brightwell
FB Elijhaa Penny Cullen Gillaspia
WR Sterling Shepard Kadarius Toney Collin Johnson
TE Kyle Rudolph Kaden Smith
QB Daniel Jones Mike Glennon

2021 Giants defensive depth chart

Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Position First Team Second Team Third Team
SLB Lorenzo Carter Quincy Roche Cam Brown
DE Dexter Lawrence
MLB Blake Martinez Reggie Ragland Justin Hilliard
NT Austin Johnson Danny Shelton
WIL Tae Crowder Carter Coughlin
DT Leonard Williams Raymond Johnson III
OLB Oshane Ximines Azeez Ojulari
LCB James Bradberry Rodarius Williams Josh Jackson, Sam Beal
SS Jabrill Peppers Julian Love
FS Logan Ryan Xavier McKinney
RCB Adoree' Jackson Darnay Holmes Keion Crossen

2021 Giants special teams depth chart

Position First Team Second Team Third Team Other
Position First Team Second Team Third Team Other
Punter Riley Dixon
Placekicker Graham Gano
Long Snapper Casey Kreiter
Punt returner Jabrill Peppers Adoree' Jackson Kadarius Toney
Kickoff returner C.J. Board Jabrill Peppers Kadarius Toney
Holder Riley Dixon