Ron Rivera's approach to dealing with the media and his team is to give a fairly no-nonsense approach. However, the presentation of the depth chart seems to be firmly couched in the John Fox era. It's first depth chart time– the time we learn nothing, and the lunatic fringe freaks out ("ZOMG NO KEEKLY STARTING!!!111!!!"). This initial listing gives a mammoth bump to veterans, even those who have been clearly outplayed in Spartanburg during camp thus far.
Second round pick Amini Silatolu is the only rookie to get a starting nod, but that's probably a factor of being as experienced as anyone else on the roster. So without futher ado here's your first Carolina Panthers depth chart of 2012:
FB: Mike Tolbert/ Richie Brockel
More after the jump
KO: Olindo Mare/ Justin Medlock
H: Nick Harris/ Brad Nortman
PR: Armanti Edwards/ Kealoha Pilares/ Joe Adams
KR: Kealoha Pilares/ Armanti Edwards/ Brandon LaFell
LS: J.J. Jansen
So there you have it folks. Please remember that this time last year Jimmy Clausen was the listed starter, and this is a time for rookies to earn their places. So please don't freak out.