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New Lions depth chart basically the same as last week

Only minor changes were made to the Detroit Lions depth chart this week.

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The Detroit Lions have released their depth chart for Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns. As usual, the depth chart is unofficial, and it actually is almost exactly the same as the one that came out last week. The only difference involves adding a player who was signed and removing one who was released. Take a look:

Pos. First String Second String Third String Fourth String
QB Matthew Stafford
Shaun Hill Kellen Moore Thaddeus Lewis
RB Reggie Bush Mikel Leshoure Joique Bell Montell Owens
Theo Riddick
Shaun Chapas
Steven Miller
WR Calvin Johnson Ryan Broyles Kris Durham Matt Willis
Chaz Schilens
Corey Fuller
WR Nate Burleson Patrick Edwards Mike Thomas Micheal Spurlock
Terrence Austin
Cody Wilson
Brandon Pettigrew Michael Williams
TE Tony Scheffler Joseph Fauria Matt Veldman
LT Riley Reiff LaAdrian Waddle Austin Holtz
LG Rob Sims Rodney Austin
C Dominic Raiola Darren Keyton Leroy Harris
RG Dylan Gandy Jake Scott Larry Warford
RT Jason Fox Corey Hilliard Derek Hardman

Pos. First String Second String Third String Fourth String
LE Ziggy Ansah Israel Idonije Ronnell Lewis Braylon Broughton
DT Nick Fairley C.J. Mosley Andre Fluellen Xavier Proctor
DT Ndamukong Suh Jimmy Saddler-McQueen Ogemdi Nwagbuo
RE Jason Jones Willie Young Devin Taylor
OLB Ashlee Palmer Tahir Whitehead Jon Morgan
MLB Stephen Tulloch Travis Lewis
OLB DeAndre Levy Cory Greenwood Brandon Hepburn
LCB Chris Houston Bill Bentley Chris Greenwood D.J. Johnson
Myron Lewis
Louis Delmas Don Carey Chris Hope Martavius Neloms
Trevor Coston
SS Glover Quin Amari Spievey John Wendling Tyrell Johnson
RCB Ron Bartell Darius Slay Jonte Green Ross Weaver
DeQuan Menzie
Brandon King
Pos. First String Second String Third String Fourth String
K David Akers Havard Rugland
P Sam Martin Blake Clingan
HLD Sam Martin Blake Clingan
LS Don Muhlbach
KR Micheal Spurlock Patrick Edwards Mike Thomas Steven Miller
PR Micheal Spurlock Patrick Edwards Mike Thomas Steven Miller

It's worth noting that the depth chart from last week differed from what the Lions' actual starting lineup looked like when they took on the New York Jets. Corey Hilliard started at right tackle, for example, and the Lions had Montell Owens on the field as a second running back instead of using a second tight end. Also, with Louis Delmas and Ron Bartell out, Don Carey and Darius Slay got a chance to start.

Basically, take this depth chart with a grain of salt. The Lions release it only because they have to, and it's not always a reflection of what their plans are when it comes to who gets to start.

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