The New England Patriots released their first depth chart of the preseason on Aug. 3 ahead of their Aug. 7 preseason opener against Washington. The depth chart shows Rob Gronkowski's return to the first-string offense as he tries to return for Week One following ACL surgery.
Rookies are listed at the bottom of the depth chart. First-round pick Dominique Easley is listed as the fourth-string defensive tackle and second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo is behind quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett. Despite receiving praise from coach Bill Belichick and Brady, rookie running back James White is listed on the third-team.
QB: Tom Brady | Ryan Mallett | Jimmy Garoppolo
RG: Dan Connolly | Josh Kline | Jon Halapio
P: Ryan Allen
PR: Julian Edelman | Danny Amendola
KR: Josh Boyce | Matthew Slater | Shane Vereen