A reader has pointed out to us the fact that the Raiders have released their initial 2009 depth chart.
At the most important position on the field, JaMarcus Russell is leading newcomer Jeff Garcia.
Garcia has been anything but a subservient understudy. On several occasions, the veteran has said that it’s his goal to topple Russell and to become the starter.
Elsewhere, Justin Fargas is the first-team tailback, followed by Darren McFadden and Michael Bush.
Receiver Javon Walker, who hasn’t been practicing due to injury, appears nowhere on the depth chart. Rookie Darrius Heyward-Bey, on the other hand, is listed as a starter.
On defense, Jon Alston and Ricky Brown are listed as co-starters at one of the outside linebacker positions.