The St. Louis Rams' starting left guard is yet to be determined following the release of Quinn Ojinnaka over the weekend. Head coach Jeff Fisher has two options: veteran Robert Turner or rookie Rokevious Watkins. One player worked with the starters most of the preseason, the other worked his way back from showing up for training camp out of shape.
The most likely starter may not be the one you would assume.
Fisher talked about the situation on his 101 ESPN radio show over the weekend. The coach spoke very highly of both Watkins and Turner, praising their ability and noting that both did get plenty of work in training camp and the preseason.
What Fisher said about Turner stood out, leaving room to wonder if Watkins might be working the spot between Scott Wells and Rodger Saffold.
"He's extremely valuable because he can backup center and play guard," Fisher said of Turner. "The concern you have sometimes ... if you take your guy that's the backup center and you put him at guard and you have a problem, you got a problem."
The matter is still undecided, or at least Fisher left it that way during his radio appearance.
"We'll how things unfold this week," Fisher said. "Rob's been a really pleasant surprise. He's a physical guy, he's downfield guy, he's a pest from a defensive standpoint."