Rams camp updates, injuries and unofficial depth chart


The St. Louis Rams continue to work through the heat of the Midwest as camp rolls on revealing more and more about this years team.

The first depth chart of 2015 offers a glimpse into the looking glass.

The team released their first depth chart of the 2015 season on Monday morning and there were a few interesting pieces in place. Now, by no means is this chart set in stone, or is it meant to be, but it is a look inside the team’s intentions early in the year.

Wide receiver Brian Quick is missing from the starting line up on offense and his spot would appear to be occupied by Tavon Austin. Austin is listed across from Kenny Britt, with Stedman Bailey in the slot. Tight ends include Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks, as expected. Tre Mason is the only running back listed.

Aug 1, 2015; Earth City, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The offensive line holds another surprise with Barrett Jones listed as the starting center. Demetrius Rhaney is listed as the backup. Tim Barnes, the only center on the St. Louis roster with any experience as an NFL starter is listed third. Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, along with head coach Jeff Fisher, has made it clear the battle for the starting center position will carry into the preseason schedule.

Case Keenum appears to hold the slight edge over Austin Davis as the role of backup quarterback. Nick Foles is listed as the starter, and rookie Sean Mannion brought up the rear.

On the defensive side of the ball, OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar was listed as the starter over newly acquired Akeem Ayers. This hasn’t been the story from camp. Ayers has played almost every snap with the first team defense on the outside and Dunbar has actually been the backup option at the MLB position.

Injuries continue to plague the young Rams squad.

The injuries, while small, are beginning to pile up on the St. Louis squad. Defensive tackle Michael Brockers was absent from camp, but recently welcomed a baby girl to the world, so we award him a pass this time. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson and running back Isaiah Pead both sat out on Monday. Starting running back Tre Mason was also noticeably limited during drills on Monday still nursing a tight hamstring. Defensive end Chris Long continues to be slowed by a back injury.

Aug 1, 2015; Earth City, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Cornerback E.J. Gaines is still a non-participant with an ankle injury suffered earlier in camp. Gaines injury, originally thought to be minor, continues to force him to miss time. Johnson has filled the void left by Gaines, but has also been slowed by injuries.

All-in-all the Rams have seen 11 players go down with injuries through the first nine days of camp.

Rams will wrap up camp in Earth City, Mo and head to California this week.

St. Louis will host practice, open to the public, Tuesday evening at 6:30pmEST before calling it a week in preparation for their preseason opener on Friday, August 14th against the Oakland Raiders. At the conclusion of the game, the team will begin their joint practices in Oxnard, Ca with the Dallas Cowboys. Check here for the remaining practice schedule and sessions open to the public.