A review of the Raiders' first depth chart with a quick analysis for every position:

Offense

WR: Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Rod Streater, Travionte Session, Duke Calhoun, DeAundre Muhammad

Comment: Looks like Moore will be monitored closely through camp. Ford is a lock, as is Streater.

LT: Jared Veldheer, Zach Hurd, Ed Wang

Comment: Veldheer is the anchor and is key component in keeping Carson Palmer clean. Joe Barksdale, listed at RT, figures here too.

LG: Cooper Carlisle, Tony Bergstrom, Nick Howell

Comment: Don't be surprised if Bergstrom is the starter before end of the season.

C: Stefen Wisniewski, Alex Parsons, Colin Miller

Comment: Practice-squad player Parsons may have carved out role as backup.

RG: Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Kevin Haslam

Comment: Nix has chance to stick, but Bergstrom plays both sides.

RT: Khalif Barnes, Joe Barksdale, Dan Knapp

Comment: Barnes, holding off Barksdale, is a survivor, has earned coach Allen's praise.

TE: Brandon Myers, Richard Gordon, David Ausberry, Kyle Efaw, Tory Humphrey

Comment: Interesting Gordon listed above Ausberry _ a testament to commitment to running game.

WR: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eddie McGee, Juron Criner Derek Carrier, Brandon Carswell, Thomas Mayo

Comment: Although listed third, expect Criner to be in rotation above McGee.


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QB: Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Terrelle Pryor, Kyle Newhall-Caballero

Comment: Pryor's passing too inconsistent so far to mount challenge for No. 2.

RB: Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, Mike Goodson, Lonyae Miller

Comment: Goodson for Bruce Campbell a steal at this point. Miller could be practice-squad material.

FB: Marcel Reece, Owen Schmitt, Manase Tonga, Rashawn Jackson

Comment: Reece, Schmitt same position, very different players. Could be role for both.

Defense

RE: Matt Shaughnessy, David Tollefson, Mason Brodine, Wayne Dorsey

Comment: D-line rotation will be mixed. Tollefson could end up anywhere.

DT: Richard Seymour, Desmond Bryant, Christo Bilukidi

Comment: Bryant, Bilukidi, could help limit Seymour's snaps for maximum effectiveness.

NT: Tommy Kelly, Jamie Cumbie, Dominique Hamilton

Comment: Kelly can play over or shade center, but best as three-technique.

LE: Lamarr Houston, Jack Crawford, Hall Davis

Comment: Crawford could push for time right away as third-down pass rusher.

WLB: Miles Burris, Chad Kilgore, Mario Kurn

Comment: While Curry's knees mend, Burris learns with the first team.

MLB: Rolando McClain, Travis Goethel, Nathan Stupar

Comment: McClain getting good reviews from Allen. Goethel could push Stupar to practice squad.

SLB: Philip Wheeler, Carl Ihenacho, Kaelin Burnett

Comment: Wheeler's work on pass defense has been eye-opening. Unlikely that Ihenacho, Burnett stick.

RCB: Shawntae Spencer, DeMarcus Van Dyke Bryan McCann, Terrail Lambert

Comment: Van Dyke has been working as starter at LCB. Will push Spencer with Bartell back. McCann's hope ias as kick returner.

LCB: Ron Bartell, Chimdi Chekwa, Pat Lee, Conroy Black

Comment: Chekwa not getting burned a great deal, not making plays either. Lee's hope is as core special teams player.

FS: Michael Huff, Matt Giordano, Brandon Underwood, Chaz Powell

Comment: Huff and Giordano are locks. Underwood fighting for roster spot.

SS: Tyvon Branch, Mike Mitchell, Curtis Taylor, Aaron Henry

Comment: Branch, if healthy will seldom be off the field. Healthy Mitchell confident about impressing new staff.

Special teams

K: Sebastian Janikowski, Eddy Carmona

Comment: Nothing to see here.

H: Marquette King, Matt Leinart

Comment: Holder will be Shane Lechler by Week 1.

LS: Jon Condo

Comment: Who is the backup snapper, anyway?

KR: Jacoby Ford, Taiwan Jones, Bryan McCann, DeAundre Muhammad, Derek Carrier

Comment: New kick return rules make this almost a yawner.

PR: Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore, Bryan McCann, Juron Criner, DeAundre Muhammad

Comment: The hope is Ford can take this role and run with it to the house.

Active/Physically Unable to Perform: Aaron Curry (LB)

Comment: Knees still to sore to practice. May need time to get in proper condition.

Active/Non-Football Injury: Shane Lechler (P)

Comment: If Lechler's knee is a concern, King could end up practice squad for practice and emergencies.