Wolfe's re-ascendance was confirmed by the Broncos' first depth chart of the 2014 season, issued Sunday evening in advance of the preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 7. He's one spot ahead of
But the Broncos' shuffling of defensive linemen -- particularly at defensive tackle, which Wolfe and Jackson can play on pass-rush downs -- means plenty of repetitions for whoever is the backup of the two.
A similar dynamic exists at defensive tackle, where
Vickerson is listed on the second team with
Other items of note:
- Fifth-round linebacker
Lamin Barrowis listed as the second-team middle linebacker behind Nate Irving, reflecting his play in recent days. Veteran Steven Johnsonis listed on the third team behind Irving and Barrow. Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio noted Barrow's improvement Friday, telling media: "If you looked at the first day of practice and you looked at today, you'd go, 'Wow, he doesn't even look like the same guy."
- Rookie cornerback
Bradley Robyis listed on the second team, along with Kayvon Webster. This reflects his work in practice; with Chris Harris Jr.still completing his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Roby has faced off with first-team receivers extensively since the start of organized team activities. Tony Carterand Omar Boldenare listed as the third-team cornerbacks. Brandon Marshallhas solidified his place as the No. 2 weakside linebacker behind Danny Trevathan. Marshall, who spent most of last year on the practice squad before a late-season promotion, has been effective so far in camp, with a good blend of instincts and speed. Cameron Morrahis listed as the No. 4 tight end, which puts him one spot ahead of Gerell Robinson, the converted former receiver who was on the practice squad last year, adding weight as part of his position shift. Juwan Thompsonleads the list of the four running backs beyond the returning trio of Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillmanand C.J. Anderson. This reflects recent days in practice and the Summer Scrimmage, when Thompson was the fourth running back used. That gave him some work with the second unit after Anderson's solid performance Saturday. Quinton Carterand Duke Ihenachoare the second-team safeties behind Rahim Mooreand T.J. Ward. David Bruton, last year's special-teams captain, is on the No. 3 line with John Boyett. Wes Welkerand Andre Caldwellare listed as the first-team punt and kickoff returners, respectively. They are shown ahead of Jordan Norwoodand Bolden. Rookie Isaiah Burseis listed as a third-team wide receiver behind Welker and Norwood, and a third-team punt returner.