Rams issue first L.A. depth chart since 1994

AP

The Rams are back in L.A., and the team that once again calls Southern California home has its first depth chart.

To no surprise, the first overall pick in the 2016 draft isn’t the No. 1 quarterback. Case Keenum is listed as the starter, with Jared Goff as the primary backup. Sean Mannion is No. 3, and camp arm Dylan Thompson currently sits at No. 4.

Terrell Owens recently said he doesn’t know who the team’s receivers are. The Rams have named Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin as the starters. The second-stringers are Brian Quick and Bradley Marquez.

Rookie fourth-rounder Pharoh Cooper, a candidate to be the starting slot receiver, appears on the third string with fellow rookie Michael Thomas. In the dreaded “other” category are Deon Long and Nelson Spruce.

The Rams have a pair of tight ends in their starting lineup: Lance Kendricks and Cody Harkey.

On defense, 2014 second-rounder Lemarcus Joyner inherits the starting job that previously went to Janoris Jenkins. Also, the starting defense omits a left outside linebacker, listing Mark Barron as a third starting safety.

17 responses to “Rams issue first L.A. depth chart since 1994

  1. Hopefully, they’ve hired a new field painter since 1994.

    Regards,
    The Hall of Fame

  2. Let’s not forget, the Rams have a strong defense and one of the best young RB in the league. Keenum played decent last year. Especially when you consider Fisher didn’t do him any favors while allowing him to play while he was concussed. I say give Keenum until the bye week in week 8. If he continues to play well and you’re in playoff contention, ride Keenum until the end of the year. If your team is going in the wrong direction, get Goff ready during the bye week and start him the rest of the year.

  3. If they could only play every game as well as they play the Seahawks. Seahawks don’t even play bad against them, Rams have just owned them the last few years. Where is that team the other 14 games each year?

  4. I didn’t realize they were so awful in terms of WR depth… like… even make the Browns look stellar.

    And they traded away their picks for a QB that not only isn’t starting, but has no one to throw to.

    Nice intro to LA… the Rams and Lakers will be peas in a pod.

  5. This is Dodger country folks, no one but a few die hards wanted the Rams back, we suffered enough with them in the past.
    The team we wanted back was the Raiders, not the Lambs!

  6. The Rams actually have a decent roster. That is sort of the case every year, it is just the coaching staff that I think is the problem year in and year out.

  7. aj66shanghai says:
    Aug 8, 2016 1:46 PM
    If they could only play every game as well as they play the Seahawks. Seahawks don’t even play bad against them, Rams have just owned them the last few years. Where is that team the other 14 games each year?
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    The Rams have played very well against Seattle the past few years. And in fact Seattle did play very poorly, at least in the road games that I recall. Turnovers, poor special teams play, etc. Speaking of “ownership”, good luck on owning something beyond a Seattle head to head competition for the past couple years. Keenum looked confident and great against Seattle last year. So much so that I don’t understand what his problem is.

  8. Also, the starting defense omits a left outside linebacker, listing Mark Barron as a third starting safety.

    Barron converted to outside linebacker. I bet listing him as a safety is just a way of letting him keep his jersey number.

  9. IMO opinion they need to start the season with Keenum as the starter. Is he the long term answer, no but with 3 out of the first 4 games against division opponents they need someone with experience out there. With all that being said the Rams can’t afford to average 175 YPG passing like last season. With no passing game the defenses got smart with defending Gurley and started stacking the box and his numbers went down drastically.

  10. This depth chart may be new, but unfortunately Fishers win totals will be the same as it ever was…

    Signed;
    Peter Gabriel

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