As part of the media release ahead of Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Rams have released their first full depth chart of 2016 (with the repeated caveat that this depth chart is provided from the communications department and not the coaching staff):
With RT Rob Havenstein still sidelined, Rodger Saffold kicks out to right tackle and Cody Wichmann takes over at LG.
At RB, it’s Just Todd Gurley and Benny Cunningham at 1-2 with Malcolm Brown and Terrence Magee at 3-4. Aaron Green, who has his share of Rams fans backing his candidacy, is in tied at RB5 with special teams contributor Chase Reynolds. And Tre Mason is still technically on the roster, but you have to wonder if that’s just a formality at this point.
For the wideouts, Brian Quick and Bradley Marquez are both listed ahead of drafted rookies Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas. The UDFA crop comes in next with Nelson Spruce and Paul McRoberts (!) both ahead of training camp starlet Duke Williams.
Only two surprises defensively. The defensive line is set, and the linebackers are crammed into two slots — nothing too wild there.
But S T.J. McDonald continues to have to work his way back from his non-alcohol-related DUI in May to regain his starting spot leaving Maurice Alexander and Cody Davis atop the chart.