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Predicting the Detroit Lions' Week 1 Depth Chart

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The Detroit Lions will open their season next Monday Night against the New York Giants. Now that the 53-man roster is set, predicting the depth chart will be a little easier. Here's what the Lions' depth chart will look like heading into next week's season debut.

Quarterback

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Quarterback

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QB1: Matthew Stafford (Starter)
QB2: Dan Orlovsky
QB3: Kellen Moore

Running Back/Fullback

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Running Back/Fullback

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RB1: Reggie Bush (Starter)
RB2: Joique Bell
RB3: Theo Riddick
FB1: Jed Collins
FB2: Montell Owens

Wide Receiver

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Wide Receiver

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WR1: Calvin Johnson (Starter)
WR2: Golden Tate (Starter)
WR3: Ryan Broyles
WR4: Kevin Ogletree
WR5: Jeremy Ross
WR6: Corey Fuller

Tight End

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Tight End

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TE1: Brandon Pettigrew (Starter)
TE2: Eric Ebron (Starter)
TE3: Joseph Fauria

Offensive Line

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Offensive Line

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LT: Riley Reiff (Starter), Cornelius Lucas
LG: Rob Sims (Starter)
C: Dominic Raiola (Starter), Travis Swanson
RG: Larry Warford (Starter)
RT: LaAdrian Waddle (Starter), Corey Hilliard

Defensive Line

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Defensive Line

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LDE: Jason Jones (Starter), Devin Taylor, Larry Webster
LDT: C.J. Mosley (Starter), Nick Fairley
RDT: Ndamukong Suh (Starter), Caraun Reid
RDE: Ezekiel Ansah (Starter), George Johnson

Linebacker

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Linebacker

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LOLB: Tahir Whitehead (Starter), Ashlee Palmer
MLB: Stephen Tulloch (Starter), Travis Lewis
ROLB: DeAndre Levy (Starter), Kyle Van Noy

Defensive Backs

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Defensive Backs

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CB: Darius Slay (Starter), Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson
CB: Rashean Mathis (Starter), Cassius Vaughn
FS: Glover Quin (Starter), Don Carey, Isa Abdul-Quddus
SS: James Ihedigbo (Starter), Jerome Couplin

Special Teams

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Special Teams

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K: Nate Freese
P: Sam Martin
Long Snapper: Don Muhlbach
Punt Returner: Jeremy Ross
Kick Returner: Jeremy Ross

Brian Kalchik is a Detroit Lions writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.