Detroit Lions comprehensive depth chart: Week 1 vs. San Francisco 49ers

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A quick reference guide for player viewing during the game.

It’s finally here! The Detroit Lions are hosting the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 of the 2021 regular season.

This comprehensive depth chart is designed to give fans an expanded look at the current roster, and you will often see things that vary from traditional depth charts. Occasionally you will see a player listed at multiple positions. This happens when a player holds key roles at multiple spots and doesn’t fit into just one box. Additionally, we added player numbers for easier tracking during the game, bolded the anticipated starters, and all rookies will have an * after their name.

Note: The Lions used one practice squad roster elevation this week, allowing them to expand their roster to 54 players for Week 1.

Quarterback (2 + 1)

Jared Goff (16)
David Blough (10)
Tim Boyle (12) – Injured reserve, eligible to return in Week 4

Running back (4)

D’Andre Swift (32)groin, no injury designation

Jamaal Williams (30)
Jermar Jefferson* (28)
Godwin Igwebuike (35)

Fullback (1)

Jason Cabinda (45)

Wide receiver (7)

Tyrell Williams (6)
Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
Kalif Raymond (11)
Quintez Cephus (87)
Trinity Benson (17)
Tom Kennedy (85)
KhaDarel Hodge (18)

Slot receiver

Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
Kalif Raymond (11)
Tom Kennedy (85)

Tight end (2 + 1)

TE-F — T.J. Hockenson (88)shoulder, no injury designation

TE-Y — Darren Fells (80)shoulder, no injury designation

FB/H-B Jason Cabinda (45)

Expected starting offensive line (9)

LT — Penei Sewell* (58) – expected to switch from RT
LG — Jonah Jackson (73)
C — Frank Ragnow (77)
RG — Halapoulivaati Vaitai (72)

RT — Matt Nelson (67) – expected to be promoted to RT

Taylor Decker (68) – on Injured Reserve with a finger injury, eligible to return in Week 4

Reserve offensive line

LG — Logan Stenberg (71)
C — Evan Brown (63)
RG — Tommy Kraemer (78) – signed to the active roster on Saturday

OT — Will Holden (69) – elevated to the active roster for Week 1

Interior defensive line (6 + 2)

4i – Michael Brockers (91)shoulder, questionable

3T – Nick Williams (97) elbow, questionable

NT – Alim McNeill* (54)
DL – Levi Onwuzurike* (75) – hip, questionable
DL – Kevin Strong (92)
NT – John Penisini (98)
DL – Da’Shawn Hand (93) – Injured reserve, eligible to return in Week 4
DL – Jashon Cornell (96) – serving a three-game suspension, eligible to return in Week 4

EDGE Rushers (5)

WILL – Trey Flowers (90)
SAM – Romeo Okwara (95)
Julian Okwara (99)
Austin Bryant (2)
Charles Harris (53)

Off-the-ball linebacker (5)

MIKE – Jamie Collins (8)
BUCK – Alex Anzalone (34)
Derrick Barnes* (55)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44)
Anthony Pittman (57)

Cornerback (6)

Jeff Okudah (23)
Amani Oruwariye (24)
Ifeatu Melifonwu* (26)
Jerry Jacobs* (39)
Bobby Price (27) – transitioning from safety

Nickel corner

AJ Parker* (41)shoulder, questionable

Safety (4)

FS – Tracy Walker (21)
SS – Will Harris (25)
Dean Marlowe (31)
C.J. Moore (38)

Kicking team (3)

P – Jack Fox (3)
K – Austin Seibert (4)
LS – Scott Daly (47)

Kick/Punt returners

Kalif Raymond (11) – Punt and kick return
Godwin Igwebuike (35) – Kick return
Tom Kennedy (85) – Punt and kick return
Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) – Punt return

Kick coverage specialists

Holder – Jack Fox (3)
Gunner – Bobby Price (27), Jerry Jacobs* (39), or Ifeatu Melifonwu* (26)
Personal protector (PP) — C.J. Moore (38)
5 phase – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44), Jason Cabinda (45), Derrick Barnes* (55)

At-a-glance

If you’re a more visual learner, here’s an at-a-glance look at what was discussed above:

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