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Dolphins depth chart released with Randy Starks starting

The Miami Dolphins released their first depth chart of the regular season yesterday. The only real surprise on it came with defensive tackle Randy Starks listed as the starter over Jared Odrick.

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The Miami Dolphins released their first depth chart of the 2013 regular season yesterday, and the first thing to notice is that the team clearly labeled it "2013 MIAMI DOLPHINS TENTATIVE DEPTH CHART." Yep, that tentative word is still in the title.

According to the press release, here is the offense for the Dolphins:

WR 82 Brian Hartline 10 Brandon Gibson
LT 71 Jonathan Martin 72 Will Yeatman
LG 68 Richie Incognito 70 Dallas Thomas
C 51 Mike Pouncey 64 Josh Samuda
RG 74 John Jerry
RT 77 Tyson Clabo 75 Nate Garner
TE 42 Charles Clay 80 Dion Sims 84 Michael Egnew
WR 11 Mike Wallace 18 Rishard Matthews
QB 17 Ryan Tannehill 8 Matt Moore 7 Pat Devlin
FB 40 Tyler Clutts
RB 26 Lamar Miller 33 Daniel Thomas 34 Marcus Thigpen 23 Mike Gillislee

Nothing overly surprising on the offense. Dion Sims does jump ahead of Michael Egnew, but all three tight ends (along with Charles Clay) will see playing time, and Sims is a better blocker than Egnew, so second on the depth chart makes sense. Marcus Thigpen is still listed as a running back, but he will likely serve mostly as the fifth wide receiver if needed.

LE 91 Cameron Wake 79 Derrick Shelby
DT 94/98 Randy Starks / Jared Odrick
DT 96 Paul Soliai
RE 50 Olivier Vernon 90 Vaughn Martin 95 Dion Jordan
LB 52 Philip Wheeler 56 Jonathan Freeny
LB 59 Dannell Ellerbe 53 Jelani Jenkins
LB 55 Koa Misi 93 Jason Trusnik 57 Josh Kaddu
CB 21 Brent Grimes 28 Nolan Carroll 25 R.J. Stanford 22 Jamar Taylor
CB 24 Dimitri Patterson 29 Will Davis
S 30 Chris Clemons 27 Jimmy Wilson 36 Don Jones
S 20 Reshad Jones 37 Kelcie McCray

The defense does have at least one thing of note. Randy Starks and Jared Odrick are still listed as co-starters. On the Dolphins' website, Starks is listed as the starter, with Odrick on the second team. In the end, both players are going to see plenty of snaps, so which is listed as the starter and which is the reserve does not really matter, but to them personally, the battle this week is probably a matter of pride.

"We haven't really decided yet, we have practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday a walk through Saturday," Miami head coach Joe Philbin replied yesterday when asked about the starters on the defensive line. "We're going to finalize our play time at the end of the week."

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Special Teams
P 2 Brandon Fields
K 9 Caleb Sturgis
KO 9 Caleb Sturgis
H 2 Brandon Fields
KOR 34 Marcus Thigpen
PR 34 Marcus Thigpen
LS 92 John Denney

Nothing of note on the special teams. The team did not fill the reserve kick and punt returner positions after the release of DeAndre Presley. Other than that, it's exactly as expected.

Anything of note jump out at you about the "tentative" depth chart?

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