Rams release unofficial depth chart

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ST. LOUIS — The Rams released an unofficial depth chart on Monday afternoon in release of their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints on Friday.

Again, this is an unofficial depth chart. So be careful not to read too much into it, but here we go anyway.

The biggest surprise on the first team offense, if it’s a surprise at all, is newcomer Kenny Britt’s inclusion as one of the starting wide receivers. The other wide receiver is Tavon Austin.

The rest of the first team is as most would expect. Sam Bradford is at quarterback, with Zac Stacy at running back and Jared Cook at tight end. The offensive line is left tackle Jake Long, left guard Greg Robinson, center Scott Wells, right guard Rodger Saffold and right tackle Joe Barksdale.

There are no surprises on the first-team defense.

Chris Long and Robert Quinn are the two defensive ends, with Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford at the defensive tackle spots. James Laurinaitis, Alec Ogletree and Jo-Lonn Dunbar are the three linebackers. Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson are the starting cornerbacks, with Rodney McLeod at free safety and T.J. McDonald at strong safety.

The second-team offense has Brian Quick and Stedman Bailey at wide receiver, Shaun Hill at quarterback and Benny Cunningham at running back. The linemen are rookie Mitchell Van Dyk at left tackle, Mike Person at left guard, Tim Barnes at center, Davin Joseph at right guard and Sean Hooey at right tackle.

The second-team defense has William Hayes and Eugene Sims at defensive end, Alex Carrington and rookie first-round Aaron Donald at defensive tackle, Daren Bates (middle) and Ray Ray Armstrong and Phillip Steward at outside linebacker, Brandon McGee and rookie E.J. Gaines at cornerback with Cody Davis at free safety and rookie Maurice Alexander at strong safety.

The only real surprise there is the exclusion of rookie second-round pick Lamarcus Joyner, who is listed as the third-team free safety. He’s more like a second-team cornerback/nickel cornerback at this point, though he’s missed some practice time recently with an injury.

The third-team offense has Austin Davis at quarterback, Isaiah Pead and Chase Reynolds at running back, Kadeem Jones at fullback, Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Emory Blake at wide receiver and Cory Harkey at tight end. The offensive line has R.J. Dill at left tackle, Travis Bond at left guard, Barrett Jones at center, Brandon Washington at right guard and D.J. Morrell at right tackle.

The third-team defense has Sammy Brown and seventh-rounder Michael Sam at defensive end, Matt Conrath as the only defensive tackle, Etienne Sabino and rookies Aaron Hill and Johnny Millard at linebacker, Marcus Roberson and Greg Reid as the cornerbacks, Joyner at free safety and Christian Bryant at strong safety.

Listed with the fourth teamers on offense are quarterback Garrett Gilbert, running backs Mason and Trey Watts, wide receivers Justin Veltung, Jordan Harris, T.J. Moe and Austin Franklin, tight ends Justice Cunningham and Alex Bayer with rookie seventh-rounder Demetrius Rhaney as the lone offensive lineman.

The defenders listed as fourth teamers are defensive ends Ethan Westbrooks and Kournei Brown, defensive tackle Deantre Harlan, linebackers Lawrence Wilson and Pat Schiller, cornerbacks Jarrid Bryant and Darren Woodard, free safety Avery Cunningham and strong safety Matt Daniels.

The first-team specialists are as expected with Johnny Hekker at punter, Greg Zuerlein at kicker and Jake McQuaide at long snapper. Austin is listed as the No. 1 punt return, followed by Veltung. Cunningham is the No. 1 kickoff returner, with Austin listed as second string and Pead listed as third string. Bobby Cowan is listed as the back-up punter and kicker and Jorgen Hus is the back-up long snapper.

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