FLOWERY BRANCH – There’s been a flurry of activity leading up to the season opener at against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football at 7:10 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.
The biggest move was the trade for Andy Levitre, who was promptly inserted into the starting lineup.
Mike Person, who’s never started a game in the NFL, has won the center battle.
Running back Tevin Coleman claimed the top spot.
O’Brien Schofield will start at strongside linebacker for the Brooks Reed, who underwent groin surgery and will be inactive for the Eagles’ game.
The offense features five new starters in left guard Levitre, center Person, right guard Chris Chester, tight end Jacob Tamme and running back Coleman.
The defense also features five new starters in end Vic Beasley, tackle Ra’Shede Hageman, weakside linebacker Justin Durant, strongside linebacker O’Brian Schofield and free safety Ricardo Allen.
Here’s the team’s official depth chart. (We call it the official depth chart because the team sends it out. Of course, coach Dan Quinn reserves the right to make changes. But it’s the official depth chart until he feels like changing it.)
WR 11 Julio Jones, 85 Leonard Hankerson, 16 Justin Hardy
LT 70 Jake Matthews, 79 Tyler Polumbus,
LG 67 Andy Levitre, 62 James Stone
C 68 Mike Person, 66 Gino Gradkowski
RG 65 Chris Chester, 62 James Stone
RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris
TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 80 Levine Toilolo
WR 84 Roddy White, 17 Devin Hester, 14 Eric Weems, 15 Nick Williams,
QB 2 Matt Ryan, 12 Sean Renfree
RB 26 Tevin Coleman, 24 Devonta Freeman, 33 Terron Ward
FB 42 Patrick DiMarco
DE 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 99 Adrian Clayborn, 71 Kroy Biermann,
DT 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 97 Grady Jarrett
NT 96 Paul Soliai, 95 Jonathan Babineaux
DE 94 Tyson Jackson, 93 Malliciah Goodman
LB 52 Justin Durant, 59 Joplo Bartu,
LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 53 Allen Bradford, 54 Nate Stupar
LB 40 O’Brien Schofield, 56 Brooks Reed
CB 23 Robert Alford, 32 Jalen Collins
CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 20 Phillip Adams, 22 Dezmen Southward
S 37 Ricardo Allen, 30 Charles Godfrey, 48 Robenson Therezie
S 25 William Moore, 36 Kemal Ishmael
K 3 Matt Bryant
KO 5 Matt Bosher
P 5 Matt Bosher
KR 17 Devin Hester, 14 Eric Weems
PR 17 Devin Hester, 14 Eric Weems
LS 47 Josh Harris
H 5 Matt Bosher
LB Derek Akunne, OL Pierce Burton, TE Marcel Jensen, CB Akeem King, LB Stansly Maponga, NT Joey Mbu, QB Matt Simms, LB Tyler Starr, RB Jahwan Edwards