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Giants’ unofficial Week 1 depth chart: Austin Calitro replaces Blake Martinez

What can we learn from this unofficial depth chart?

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Austin Calitro
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The New York Giants first (unofficial) depth chart of the 2022 NFL regular season is out, and there are some interesting twists. The most notable is journeyman linebacker Austin Calitro in as a starting inside linebacker, the spot that belonged to Blake Martinez until just a few days ago.

Let’s look at the charts for the offense, defense and special teams. I will post some thoughts below each chart.

2022 Depth Chart — Offense

Position Player Player Player
Position Player Player Player
WR Isaiah Hodgins Kenny Golladay David Sills
WR Darius Slayton Marcus Johnson
RT Evan Neal Tyre Phillips Matt Peart
RG Mark Glowinski Jack Anderson Wyatt Davis
C Jon Feliciano Nick Gates
LG Nick Gates Ben Bredeson Tyre Phillips
LT Andrew Thomas Matt Peart
RB Saquon Barkley Matt Breida Gary Brightwell
WR Richie James Isaiah Hodgins
TE Daniel Bellinger Nick Vannett Lawrence Cager
QB Daniel Jones Tyrod Taylor
  • Ben Bredeson is listed as the starting left guard. That might be the case, and it might not be. The starter Sunday vs. the Tennessee Titans could be any of Bredeson, Josh Ezeudu, Jack Anderson, Tyre Phillips or Devery Hamilton. We will see Sunday afternoon.
  • Odd to me that the Giants list Chris Myarick as a fullback. Doesn’t matter. Just odd.

2022 Depth Chart — Defense

Position Player Player Player
Position Player Player Player
NT Dexter Lawrence Justin Ellis
DT Leonard Williams Henry Mondeaux Ryder Anderson
DE Azeez Ojulari Jihad Ward
RUSH Kayvon Thibodeaux* Oshane Ximines Tomon Fox
MLB Micah McFadden Carter Coughlin Jarrad Davis
WILL Jaylon Smith Landon Collins Cam Brown
LCB Adoree' Jackson Fabian Moreau Nick McCloud
RCB Fabian Moreau Cor'Dale Flott Rodarius Williams
NICKEL Darnay Holmes Nick McCloud Cor'Dale Flott
SS Julian Love Dane Belton
FS Jason Pinnock Dane Belton Tony Jefferson
  • Tae Crowder has moved over to starting middle linebacker on the depth chart, with Austin Calitro listed as the starting WILL. Honestly, I think eventually that is Micah McFadden’s job. In reality, it might already be his.
  • Rookie Cor’Dale Flott is listed as the primary backup at all three cornerback positions. Fabian Moreau is on the practice squad, technically, but he might actually be next man up.
  • I’m almost certain that veteran safety Tony Jefferson, on the practice squad like Moreau, will figure into the safety picture.

2022 Depth Chart — Specialists

Position Player Player Player
Position Player Player Player
LS Casey Kreiter
H Jamie Gillan
P Jamie Gillan
PK Graham Gano
PR Richie James Darnay Holmes Adoree' Jackson
KOR Gary Brightwell Richie James
  • We saw Gary Brightwell returning kickoffs in the preseason finale. That job might actually go to him.