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Bengals reveal first depth chart of 2023 season ahead of Week 1 vs. Browns

The first Cincinnati Bengals depth chart of the 2023 season has arrived ahead of the team’s Week 1 clash against the Cleveland Browns.

While a traditional formality, the list reveals “starters” for the team on both sides of the ball.

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It also doesn’t offer much in the way of surprises. Coming out of final 53-man roster cuts, it was clear it wouldn’t. As always, especially on the defensive side of the ball, the traditional chart doesn’t give away much when it comes to actual snap-count percentages or how different formations might look.

Still, it’s fun to take a quick glance at how the team internally lists things, especially going into a season opener.


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  • Starter: Joe Burrow
  • Backup: Jake Browning

Running back

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  • Starter: Joe Mixon
  • Backups: Trayveon Williams, Chris Evans, Chase Brown

Wide receiver

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  • WR1: Ja’Marr Chase, Trenton Irwin
  • Slot: Tyler Boyd, Charlie Jones
  • WR2: Tee Higgins, Andrei Iosivas

Tight end

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  • Starter: Irv Smith Jr.
  • Backup: Drew Sample, Mitchell Wilcox

Offensive line

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  • LT: Orlando Brown Jr., D’Ante Smith
  • LG: Cordell Volson, Cody Ford
  • C: Ted Karras, Trey Hill
  • RG: Alex Cappa, Max Scharping
  • RT: Jonah Williams, Jackson Carman

Defensive line

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  • LDE: Sam Hubbard, Cam Sample, Myles Murphy
  • 3T: B.J. Hill, Zach Carter
  • NT: D.J. Reader, Josh Tupou (5T), Jay Tufele
  • RDE: Trey Hendrickson, Joseph Ossai


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  • LB: Logan Wilson, Markus Bailey, Joe Bachie
  • LB: Germaine Pratt, Akeem Davis-Gaither


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  • CB: Chidobe Awuzie, DJ Turner
  • CB: Cam Taylor-Britt, DJ Ivey
  • NCB: Mike Hilton, Jalen Davis


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  • S: Nick Scott, Jordan Battle
  • S: Dax Hill, Tycen Anderson

Special Teams

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K: Evan McPherson

P: Brad Robbins

LS: Cal Adomitis

KR: Chris Evans, Charlie Jones, Trayveon Williams

PR: Charlie Jones, Trenton Irwin

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