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Carolina Panthers release depth chart: Kelvin Benjamin starter

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The Carolina Panthers released their first depth chart of the preseason, ahead of their Aug. 8 preseason opener against Buffalo. Jerricho Cotchery, who signed a two-year contract with Carolina in March, is listed as the starter at one wide receiver spot, while Rookie Kelvin Benjamin is listed as the starter at one of the other receiver spots. Veteran Colin Cole is listed as the starter at one of the defensive tackle spots.

Second-year Oregon product Kenjon Barner is listed as the starter at both kick and punt returner.

Offense

WR: Jerrico Cotchery | Jason Avant | Philly Brown | Kealoha Pilares
​LT: Byron Bell | Garry Williams | David Foucault
​LG: Amini Silatolu | Derek Dinnis | Andrew Norwell
​C: Ryan Kalil | Fernando Velasco | Brian Folkerts | Kevin Matthews
RG: Trai Turner | Chris Scott | Oscar Johnson
RT: Nate Chandler | Kevin Hughes | Andrew McDonald
TE: Greg Olsen | Ed Dickson | Brandon Williams | Richie Brockel
WR: Kelvin Benjamin | Brenton Bersin | Tiquan Underwood | Tavarres King
QB: Cam Newton | Derek Anderson | Matt Blanchard | Joe Webb
FB: Mike Tolbert | Michael Zordich
RB: DeAngelo Williams | Jonathan Stewart | Kenjon Barner | Darrin Reaves

Defense

LDE: Charles Johnson | Frank Alexander | Wes Horton | Alex Hall
LDT: Colin Cole | Kawann Short | Casey Walker | Micanor Regis
RDT: Star Lotulelei | Dwan Edwards | Drake Nevis | Linden Gaydosh
RDE: Greg Hardy | Mario Addison | Kony Ealy | Craig Roh
​SLB : Chase Blackburn | A.J. Klein | Adarius Glanton 
MLB: Luke Kuechly | Ben Jacobs | D.J. Smith | Anthony Morales
WLB: Thomas Davis | Jason Williams | Denicos Allen
LCB: Antoine Cason | Charles Godfrey | Josh Thomas | Carrington Byndom
RCB: Melvin White | Bene Benwikere | Josh Norman | James Dockery
SS: Roman Harper | Robert Lester | Anderson Russell
FS: Thomas DeCoud | Colin Jones | Tom Nelson | Tre Boston

Special teams

K: Graham Gano
P: Brad Nortman | Jordan Gay
KO: Graham Gano
H: Brad Nortman
PR: Kenjon Barner | Philly Brown | Antoine Cason | Bene Benwikere
​KR: Kenjon Barner | Kealoha Pilares | Fozzy Whitaker | Tiquan Underwood
LS: J.J. Jansen

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