L.A. Rams release preseason opening depth chart

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The Rams released their first depth chart to open preseason week one on their team website. Here is what it features.



Starter: Case Keenum

2nd String: Jared Goff

3rd String: Sean Mannion

4th String: Dylan Thompson


Running Back

Starter: Todd Gurley

2nd String: Benny Cunningham

3rd String: Malcolm Brown

Other: Chase Reynolds


Wide Receiver

Starter: Kenny Britt

Starter: Tavon Austin

2nd String: Bradley Marquez

2nd String: Brian Quick

3rd String: Pharoh Cooper

3rd String: Mike Thomas

Other: Nelson Spruce

Other: Deon Long (He was cut?)


Tight End

Starter: Lance Kendricks

Starter: Cory Harkey

2nd String: Tyler Higbee

2nd String: Justice Cunningham

3rd String: Benson Browne

3rd String: Temarrick Hemingway


Left Tackle

Starter: Greg Robinson

2nd String: Isaiah Battle

3rd String: Darrell Williams

Other: Pace Murphy


Left Guard

Starter: Cody Wichmann

2nd String: Garrett Reynolds

3rd String: David Arkin



Starter: Tim Barnes

2nd String: Eric Kush

3rd String: Brian Folkerts


Right Guard

Starter: Jamon Brown

2nd String: Demetrius Rhaney


Right Tackle

Starter: Rodger Saffold

2nd String: Rob Havenstein

3rd String: Isaiah Battle

Other: Andrew Donnal


Left Defensive End

Starter: William Hayes

2nd String: Ethan Westbrooks

3rd String: Quinton Coples

Other: Matt Longacre


Left Defensive Tackle


Starter: Aaron Donald

2nd String: Dominique Easley

3rd String: Morgan Fox


Right Defensive Tackle

Starter: Michael Brockers

2nd String: Cam Thomas


Right Defensive End

Starter: Robert Quinn

2nd String: Eugene Sims


Right Outside Linebacker

Starter: Akeem Ayers

2nd String: Cameron Lynch

3rd String: Brandon Chubb

Other: Nic Grigsby


Middle Linebacker

Starter: Alec Ogletree

2nd String: Bryce Hager

3rd String: Josh Forrest

Other: Darreon Herring


Left Cornerback

Starter: Trumaine Johnson

2nd String: Marcus Roberson

3rd String: Mike Jordan


Right Cornerback

Starter: LaMarcus Joyner

2nd String: Coty Sensabaugh

3rd String: E.J. Gaines

Other: Troy Hill



Starter: Mark Barron

2nd String: Jabriel Washington


Free Safety

Starter: Cody Davis

2nd String: Jordan Lomax

3rd String: Brian Randolph


Strong Safety

Starter: Maurice Alexander

2nd String: Christian Bryant

3rd String: T.J. McDonald

Other: Rohan Gaines



Starter: Johnny Hekker



Starter: Greg Zuerlein

2nd String: Taylor Bartolet


Long Snapper

Starter: Jake McQuaide

2nd Stringer: Jeff Overbaugh


Punt Returner

Starter: Tavon Austin


Kick Returner

Starter: Benny Cunningham



  • LaMarcus Joyner opens up preseason as the starter. I believe this is because he has outplayed Coty Sensabaugh, they haven’t given Marcus Roberson much of a chance to play with the first team and E.J. Gaines can’t seem to stay healthy.

  • While there isn’t a “slot WR” designated it looks like the Rams are calling either Bradley Marquez or Brian Quick their slot guy. Pharoh Cooper’s untimely hamstring injury is in part the reason he is with the third team.

  • Mark Barron as the left outside linebacker has apparently been scrapped from the online depth chart. Barron is obviously going to start alongside Ogletree so there really isn’t much to make of this.

  • Jabriel Washington might actually sneak on the 53-man roster between the way he is playing and his versatility to play cornerback and safety.

  • T.J. McDonald is not starting and that is obviously due to the pending legal issues. Perhaps this is a sign the Rams don’t know or maybe they do know McDonald is in for a suspension from the league.

  • Due to the injury Rob Havenstein is battling he forces a big offensive line shakeup with Cody Wichmann moving to left guard to start in place for Rodger Saffold who moves back out to right tackle just like he did back when the Rams signed Jake Long.

  • This depth chart leaves guys completely off the chart such as notable UDFA’s: WR Duke Williams, WR Marquez North, WR Paul McRoberts and RB Aaron Green.


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