St. Louis Rams' Complete 2012 NFL Preseason & Training Camp Guide

Steven GerwelContributor IIIJuly 20, 2012

St. Louis Rams' Complete 2012 NFL Preseason & Training Camp Guide

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    The St. Louis Rams will require their rookies to report for training camp on July 24 and the rest of the team will join them four days later. 

    It's been an eventful offseason for Rams fans, to say the least. From the hiring of head coach Jeff Fisher, to the heavy-spending free agency session and the NFL draft, there hasn't been a dull moment since the 2011 season ended. 

    But after months of revamping the roster and the organization as a whole, the Rams are ready to get to work and kickoff the much-anticipated 2012 season. 

    This article will be your official training camp guide. We'll provide you with all the information you need, such as training camp dates, depth chart information, roster predictions and much more. 

The Biggest Question Marks

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    The St. Louis Rams acquired some intriguing talent in both free agency and the draft, but after winning just two games in 2011, there are still a number of questions that need to be answered before we can determine the level of success they'll experience in 2012. 

    Here are some of the more pressing issues that need to be answered by the end of training camp.

     

     

    Who Replaces Gregg Williams?

    As many of us know, the Rams hired Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator only to lose him weeks later thanks to his involvement in Bounty Gate.

    At this point, Jeff Fisher has refused to name a interim coordinator and will presumably have the defensive position coaches operate the defense using a committee approach.

    It's important that the team uses training camp as a learning experience, which will allow them to determine whether or not the committee approach will be effective for 16 games. 

    If the team struggles with this approach during camp, Fisher will need to seriously consider naming assistant head coach Dave McGinnis as new interim defensive coordinator. 

     

    Who Handles Return Duties?

    Danny Amendola was so effective as a return man in 2010 that he led the entire NFL in all-purpose yardage (2,364). And after missing nearly the entire 2011 season with an elbow injury, he'll be back in action for the Rams.

    However, while Amendola is capable of getting the job done, some of the newly-acquired rookies provide more speed and explosiveness.

    The Rams used draft picks on Janoris Jenkins (No.39 overall), Isaiah Pead (No.50) and Chris Givens (No.96). All three players possess incredible speed and playmaking ability.

    So, will the Rams go with one of the more athletic rookies, or will they stick with the dependable veteran in Amendola?

    The Rams need to figure out which player is the best overall option as a return man, but they also need to select a player who is not heavily depended on at their regular position. 

    For example, Jenkins might be the best returner, but the team might be uncomfortable exposing him on special teams since he's hard to replace at cornerback. 

    Meanwhile, Greg Salas and Steve Smith are both acceptable replacements at slot-receiver if Amendola is injured on a return. 

     

    Is Brian Quick a Legitimate No.1 Receiver? 

    The Rams finally found a top receiver last season after trading for Brandon Lloyd, but quarterback Sam Bradford wasn't able to truly benefit from the move thanks to a nagging ankle injury. 

    Bradford is healthy again, but now Lloyd is gone and the team is once again lacking a top-notch receiver. That is, unless Brian Quick has something to say about it. 

    The Rams selected Quick with the first pick in the second round last April. It was a somewhat questionable move with receivers Stephen Hill and Alshon Jeffery still available, but the Rams felt that Quick possessed the most potential. 

    At 6'4" and 220 pounds, Quick will provide Bradford with a towering down-field option, but the main issue is whether or not the inexperienced Quick will be capable of providing immediate help. 

    The team will carefully observe Quick and Bradford's chemistry throughout training camp. 

    If the receiver can quickly adjust and start making plays, then the Rams will enter the season with a dangerous weapon. If not, then Bradford will have to go through another season with average receiving talent.

     

    Who Wins the Job at Left Guard?

    The Rams surrendered an NFL-high 55 sacks last season, but even so, four out of the five offensive line starters are basically locks. 

    The only line position that's really up for grabs is left guard, and the Rams have an assortment of hopeful candidates competing for the job. 

    Free agents Quinn Ojinnaka and Rob Turner both provide experience, even if they are known as underwhelming talents. 

    Bryan Mattison is a younger option who started four games for the Rams last season, but he only received playing time as a result of multiple injuries on the offensive line. 

    One of the fan favorites for the job is rookie fifth-round pick Rokevious Watkins, who played with college football's best in the SEC during his time at South Carolina. He's obviously inexperienced, but many are hoping he can be a late-round gem for the Rams. 

    It's impossible to predict who will win the job, but after giving up 55 sacks a year ago, perhaps the team should stick with the guy who provides the best pass protection, rather than the best overall player. 

     

    Youth or Experience at Outside Linebacker? 

    One of the most glaring team needs entering the offseason was at outside linebacker. 

    Rather than using a high draft pick or resorting to excessive free agency spending, the Rams are looking to fill the need by bringing a in a surplus of mid-level free agents and undrafted rookies into training camp. 

    The free agent veterans include Rocky McIntosh, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Mario Haggan.

    As far as the youth movement, the Rams used a seventh-round pick on Aaron Brown out of Hawaii, while also signing Sammy Brown (Houston) and Alex Hoffman-Ellis (Washington State) to rookie free agent contracts.

    Now, the team must use training camp to determine if they want a veteran presence at outside linebacker, or if they'll be better served by giving playing time to the younger players who could potentially have more long-term upside.  

Players on the Roster Bubble

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    The St. Louis Rams finished the 2011 season with a 2-11 record. The fans are officially fed up with losing and are expecting immediate results, which means very few players are entering training camp with real job security. 

    But out of all the players who need to earn their jobs, which ones have the most work cut out for them? 

     

    Austin Pettis, WR

    Austin Pettis still has two games remaining on a four-game suspension that was handed to him last season for using performance-enhancing drugs. 

    On top of that, he was very underwhelming as a rookie even though he was given every chance to flash his abilities thanks to the bombardment of injuries last season. 

    The current regime will take off the kid gloves with Pettis. The fact that he was a third-round pick a year ago is meaningless since that pick was made by the previous front office. 

    Pettis has his work cut out for him. If he eventually makes the final roster, we can rest assured knowing that he completely earned his spot. 

     

    Craig Dahl, S

    The 2012 season is the final year of Craig Dahl's contract, but it was a voidable year. Since the Rams exercised their right to retain Dahl, the current staff likely saw some positives in his game film. 

    Dahl plays at an acceptable level against the run, but he's often lost in pass coverage. 

    If Dahl comes into camp and improves his coverage skills, then he'll be a valuable backup safety. 

    However, if Dahl struggles, then don't be surprised if undrafted rookie Matt Daniels is the new third-string safety. 

     

    Michael Hoomanawanui, TE

    Michael Hoomanwanui has missed 16 games over the last two seasons thanks to a variety of nagging injuries. 

    Hoomanwanui makes regular appearances on the team's weekly injury report and simply can't be depended on for a 16-game season. 

    If Illinois Mike wishes to continue his NFL career, then he'll need to remain healthy. But at this point, that may be asking too much. 

     

    Danario Alexander, WR

    The 6'5" and 217-pound Danario Alexander has been a dangerous downfield weapon capable of dominating opposing secondaries. 

    The problem is that Alexander is rarely (if ever) 100 percent healthy. His lingering knee issues have debilitated him, but he is otherwise an extraordinary talent. 

    For the first time since joining the NFL, Alexander has benefited from a surgery-free offseason, which is clearly a positive sign. 

    If Alexander can maintain his health, then he's arguably the top receiver on the team. If not, he'll struggle to earn a roster spot. 

    It's also worth noting that the deep ball has been his only contribution. And while that's certainly important for a weak offensive team like St. Louis, he'll have a much better shot at making the roster if he can improve on his short and intermediate routes. 

     

    Brandon Gibson, WR

    The Rams' woes at the wide receiver position have allowed Brandon Gibson to receive plenty of quality playing time over the last three seasons, even though he's not a starting-caliber NFL receiver. 

    Gibson has been solid at times, but overall he has contributed little more than mediocrity. 

    Gibson's days seem to be numbered, but perhaps the increased pressure will force him to finally elevate his game to an above average level.

    Gibson needs to put together a phenomenal camp if he wants to make the roster. He's a long shot, but don't rule him out just yet. 

     

    Darell Scott, DT

    Darell Scott was the Rams' fourth-round pick from the 2009 draft. There have been brief moments that have flashed potential, but overall he has provided nothing more than below-average depth.

    If Scott doesn't elevate his game immediately, then a younger player will step in and take his job. 

     

    Josh Gordy, CB

    When it comes to undrafted free agents who are coming in off the streets and being immediately forced into action, it doesn't get much better than Josh Gordy. 

    After the Rams were devastated with numerous injuries to their secondary last season, Gordy went from being a practice squad type of player to a starting NFL cornerback practically overnight. 

    He responded by leading the team in interceptions (three) and recording 43 tackles in just nine starts.

    Now that the Rams have restocked their secondary, Gordy will have to fight for his job, regardless of his solid production a year ago.

    If Gordy makes the squad, he'll be one of the best fifth-string cornerbacks in the league. Very few teams have a No.5 corner capable of starting and performing at a decent level.  

     

    Sammy Brown, LB

    Undrafted linebacker Sammy Brown was capable of applying pressure during his career at the University of Houston, but can he continue that production in the NFL? 

    Brown will be competing with both veterans and inexperienced rookies in an attempt to earn a spot on the roster.

    Since the Rams are not expected to be competitive for a couple of years, the coaches would likely prefer younger players over aging veterans. The only question is whether or not an inexperienced rookie like Brown will be able to win over the trust of the coaching staff. 

    If Brown can bring his relentless style of play into training camp, it will make the coaches' decision very easy. 

     

    Calvin Middleton, RB

    Rookie Calvin Middleton is a powerful runner capable of bulldozing tacklers, but can the one-trick pony out-muscle NFL defenders? 

    At 220 pounds, Middleton is rather small for a power runner in the NFL. He was able to overwhelm low-level college competition, but solid NFL tackling may be too much for him to handle. 

    If he can prove during the preseason that his game translates to the next level, then he'll likely find a spot on the roster, even if his primary responsibilities are on special teams. 

     

    Mario Haggan, LB

    At 274 pounds, veteran Mario Haggan is a bit of a misfit as a 4-3 outside linebacker. 

    Most players his size would lineup at defensive end, but the coaches obviously feel that he can compete as a strong-side linebacker. 

    His unorthodox size is certainly working against him, but his nine years of NFL experience gives him an advantage over the younger, inexperienced players competing at the position. 

    Also, Haggan can probably be utilized as a defensive end in an emergent situation, which adds to his overall value. 

Players to Watch

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    The St. Louis Rams had a very active offseason, and as a result there will be a lot of new faces at this year's training camp.

    Fans are dying to know what some of these players are capable of bringing to the table. So if you're planning on making the trip to Earth City to watch a practice, here are some players of interest to keep an eye on.

     

    Sam Bradford, QB

    This one if painfully obvious, but as a high-profile quarterback with many questions to answer after a disappointing 2011 season, Sam Bradford will be the center of attention during training camp.

    When watching Bradford practice, be sure to observe his overall level of confidence on the field. Watch how he commands the huddle and pay close attention to his accuracy and timing.

    As a third-year quarterback and former No.1 overall pick, Bradford will be expected to take control of the offense and grow into his role as team leader. Any display of timidness or confusion could signal a long season for the Rams, but don't expect that to be the case.

     

    Janoris Jenkins, CB

    The Rams were able to grab Janoris Jenkins in the second round of this year's draft with the No. 39 pick, and the only reason Jenkins slipped that far was due to character concerns.

    But character concerns aside, Jenkins is an elite talent with remarkable coverage skills. So if he's lined up on a receiver during a drill, don't look away.

    Also, pay close attention to Jenkins during the special teams portion of practice, as he's also a dynamic punt returner.

     

    Brian Quick, WR

    At 6'4" and 220 pounds, rookie second-round pick Brian Quick is an intimidating receiver with extraordinary talent and certainly worth keeping an eye on.

    Quick did not go against premiere cornerback talents during his small-school college days at Appalachian State, so pay close attention to how he reacts to more physically imposing corners playing press coverage.

    Also, take note of his chemistry with quarterback Sam Bradford. Pay attention to how many pass plays revolve around him and how many overall reps he receives throughout the practice.

     

    Danny Amendola, WR

    Danny Amendola was injured halfway through the 2011 season opener against Philadelphia. It was a dislocated elbow that forced him to miss the remainder of the game, and after a failed attempt to make a comeback weeks later, the injury became a season-ending one.

    Amendola was a major factor on offense during the 2010 season and is Sam Bradford's favorite target, but it's hard to tell exactly where he stands with Jeff Fisher and the new coaching staff.

    As a result, Amendola is a player to watch at camp. Will he immediately work with the first-ream offense? If so, what percentage of the snaps is he in on?

    By the end of the preseason, we'll know what kind of workload the coaches are expecting out of him.

     

    Cortland Finnegan, CB

    Cortland Finnegan is a tenacious and physical defensive back who loves to get into the heads of opposing receivers, which surely makes him a source of entertainment for the audience.

    Finnegan might scale back his in-your-face attitude while facing his own teammates during training camp, but surely the fans can catch an occasional glimpse of his antics.

    But more importantly, if you attend camp, pay attention to how he conducts himself around fellow members of the secondary. Is he giving pointers to the rookies? Is he pointing out errors and making corrections?

    The Rams didn't just sign Finnegan because he's a Pro Bowl-caliber defender. They also brought him on board to be a leader.  

     

    Michael Brockers, DT

    One of the most popular players in any training camp is the team's latest first-round pick, even if that player plays a position that lacks glamour.

    Michael Brockers, who the Rams selected with the No.14 overall pick last April, is a beast of a human being, but the primary question is whether or not he'll be ready to start Week 1.

    When observing Brockers, the primary thing to watch for if how often he's taking snaps with the first-team defense.

     

    Chris Givens, WR

    Chris Givens was the Rams' fourth-round pick last April, although he probably had the talent to be drafted a little earlier, such as the second or third round. 

    Even if it takes the rookie Givens several years to fully develop his route running and fundamentals, there's still something he can immediately offer the team as a rookie—elite speed. 

    Every time Givens is split out wide, the opposing safeties must account for him or else he'll blow by the cornerback for six points. And that kind of attention should open things up for the rest of the offense. 

    At training camp, keep an eye on Givens and see if they send him downfield for the deep ball. If he can properly handle those routes, then he'll be a valuable commodity this season.

     

    Isaiah Pead, RB

    Isaiah Pead is yet another highly-touted rookie entering camp with the Rams this year. 

    Pead is an electrifying back with superb speed who will compliment the bruising Steven Jackson in the backfield this season. 

    The main thing to watch for in Pead, other than his ability to make plays, is the number of snaps he takes with the first-team offense. We know he'll get some carries in the run-first offense, but the question is how many? 

    Also, Pead is another candidate for return duties, so he's another player to watch during special teams practice.

     

    Lance Kendricks, TE

    Last season, the Rams needed rookie Lance Kendricks to be an "X-Factor" on offense. They were so desperate to get him up to speed that they probably overworked him during training camp, which caused numerous mental mistakes throughout his first season. 

    Now that everyone has leveled their expectations, it will be interesting to see how Kendricks responds with less pressure and a full offseason to prepare.

    There's no doubt that Kendricks is a special talent, but he won't put it together unless he can remain focused. 

     

    Scott Wells, C

    Scott Wells was arguably the team's most important signing in free agency. The 2011 Pro Bowler was one of the few offseason additions the Rams made to an offensive line that greatly struggled last season. 

    Wells sat out during the team's mini-camps and organized team activities thanks to a knee scope, but he's expected to be healthy for training camp. 

    If the Rams want to see an improved offensive line in 2012, then the unit needs to develop chemistry by playing together throughout camp, so keep a watchful eye on Wells to see if he's getting a proper amount of reps. 

     

    Robert Quinn, DE

    The 2012 Rams could be one of the best pass-rushing teams in the NFL, or they could just be above average. The difference will be up to Robert Quinn. 

    Quinn, the Rams' first-round pick a year ago, was certainly capable of pressuring quarterbacks as a rookie (5.5 sacks), even if his run defense suffered. 

    There's little doubt that Quinn will post a double-digit sack season if he's a full-time starter, but until he improves his suspect run defense, he'll be held back and lose his opportunity to shine. 

    We already know he can get to the quarterback. So at camp, take time to observe Quinn and take note of his run defense. 

Best Depth Chart Battles

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    After winning just two games last season, there are multiple positions up for grabs. And it's not just starting jobs that are being fought over, but also second- and third-string jobs as well. 

    There are a lot of new faces in uniform this season, so there's going to be a number of depth chart battles that must take place before finalizing the 53-man roster. 

    Here are some of the key battles to follow in training camp:

     

    Cornerback: Bradley Fletcher Vs. Janoris Jenkins

    Cortland Finnegan is a lock to start at cornerback, but the team still needs to determine who will lineup on the opposite side of Finnegan. 

    Bradley Fletcher has three seasons of experience with the team and started 15 games in 2010. He was a starter in 2011 as well, but suffered a season-ending knee injury after just four games. 

    And even though Fletcher has been very solid on the field, the 2011 injury resulted in Fletcher's second major knee operation in three years. It's unclear if he'll even be fully healed by opening week. 

    As a result, rookie Janoris Jenkins is expected to win the battle. 

    Jenkins is an elite talent with far more potential than Fletcher. His coverage skills and overall level of play makes him the easy choice for the job.

    Predicted Winner: Janoris Jenkins

     

     

    Safety: Craig Dahl Vs. Matt Daniels 

    Quintin Mikell and Darian Stewart will both start at safety, but the backup safety job is still available for the hungriest player. 

    Craig Dahl has started 24 games over the last three years for St. Louis, but his coverage skills have been suspect. 

    Dahl's competition, undrafted rookie Matt Daniels, plays with great intensity even if he is inexperienced and lacking in raw talent. 

    At least for the beginning of the season, the team will stick with Dahl due to his experience. Daniels will be stashed away on the practice squad, but don't be surprised if he emerges later in the season. 

    Predicted Winner: Craig Dahl

     

     

    Left Guard: Robert Turner Vs. Bryan Mattison

    The Rams have a gaping hole at left guard and the only options at this time are questionable at best. 

    The line surrendered 55 sacks a year ago and had a chance to select David DeCastro with their first-round draft pick, but instead opted for Michael Brockers. They made their own bed, now they have to settle with what they have left. 

    Bryan Mattison was forced to start four games last season after a swarm of injuries on the offensive line. He was overwhelmed at times, but settled in nicely by the season finale against San Francisco

    Robert Turner, who the team signed in free agency from the New York Jets, only has two career starts in five years, but his time in New York will ensure that he's well-acquainted with Brian Schottenheimer's offense

    For now, the edge goes to Turner due to his experience in the offense.

    Predicted Winner: Robert Turner

     

     

    Wide Receiver: Austin Pettis Vs. Danario Alexander

    As long as Steve Smith is healthy, the top five receivers are easy enough to predict—Danny Amendola, Greg Salas, Brian Quick, Chris Givens and Smith. 

    The only real question is the No. 6 spot, which will likely be the final wide receiver spot on the 53-man roster.

    Austin Pettis struggled as a rookie and will be suspended for the first two games of the season, which could ultimately make the decision easy for the coaches. However, he's a physical receiver with all the tools to succeed. 

    Danario Alexander is far more talented than Pettis and is a dangerous deep-ball threat, but his chronic knee condition makes him a risky option. 

    Overall, as long as Alexander can remain healthy throughout training camp, he should be the choice. But don't be surprised if the coaches change their minds and decide to keep seven total receivers in order to retain Pettis.

    Predicted Winner: Danario Alexander

     

     

    Defensive Tackle: Jermelle Cudjo Vs. Darell Scott

    Jermelle Cudjo played in 10 games for Rams in 2010, but he missed the entire 2011 campaign due to injury. 

    Cudjo is a raw talent who still needs to be coached up, but he's also a hungry lineman willing to get after the offense. 

    Darell Scott, who the Rams selected in the fourth round in 2009, has more on-field experience than Cudjo, but he's been inconsistent throughout his three seasons in the NFL. 

    It wouldn't be surprising if both players made the team, but Cudjo has a good shot at sitting above Scott on the depth chart. 

    Predicted Winner: Jermele Cudjo

     

     

    Outside Linebacker: Sammy Brown Vs. Alex Hoffman-Ellis

    Mario Haggan, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Rocky McIntosh are three veteran linebackers who are expected to make the team, which means the younger guys will have to fight each other for roster spots. 

    Sammy Brown and Alex Hoffman-Ellis both went undrafted last April, but they are two of the better undrafted linebackers available in this year's crop. 

    As a senior at Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference, Hoffman-Ellis led his team in solo tackles (64) and finished eighth in total tackles among all Pac-12 players (88). 

    Brown led the entire NCAA in tackles for a loss (28) and ended the season with 12.5 sacks. He clearly knows how to get into the backfield and be disruptive, but he just needs to continue that at the NFL level. 

    If there's one thing we know the Rams will do well next season, it's pressuring the quarterback. If Brown can further improve that strength, then he sounds like the better option. 

    Predicted Winner: Sammy Brown

     

     

    Quarterback: Austin Davis Vs. Tom Brandstater

    Sam Bradford is obviously the starting quarterback, and due to Kellen Clemens' familiarity in Brian Schottenheimer's offense, he's a lock as the team's second-string quarterback. 

    While the top two spots are filled, the competition for third-string quarterback is a little blurry. 

    The 27-year-old Tom Brandstater had an impressive career at Fresno State, but he has been trying to latch onto a team's 53-man roster for the last three seasons without any success. 

    Austin Davis, on the other hand, broke multiple Brett Favre passing records at Southern Miss and has more overall potential than Brandstater. 

    Davis is the more intriguing developmental project with more upside, so expect him to take over Brandstater's spot. 

    Predicted Winner: Austin Davis 

     

     

    Punter: Tom Malone Vs. John Hekker

    It's not glamorous or interesting, but the Rams need to figure out who their new punter will be for 2012. 

    Donnie Jones was a Pro Bowl-caliber punter, but his price tag didn't mesh well with the Rams' plans, so he was sent packing and the team will now settle for one of the two inexperienced punters who'll be joining the team for training camp.

    Tom Malone spent some time with the New England Patriots, but he didn't see any action. John Hekker is a rookie out of Oregon State with zero NFL experience. 

    This is tough to predict, but let's go with Hekker, simply because he's new and hasn't been turned down by multiple NFL teams already. 

    Also, it doesn't hurt that he attended the same school as the franchise's top dog, Steven Jackson. 

    Predicted Winner: John Hekker

Full St. Louis Rams Training Camp and Preseason Schedule

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    The entire St. Louis Rams roster will report to Continuity X training center in Earth City, MO on Saturday June 28, while the first open practice will take place the following day on June 29. 

    Near the end of training camp, the team will begin preseason play. The first opponent will be the Indianapolis Colts on August 12.

    Here is a list of every training camp practice that will be open to the public, as well as every preseason game.

     

    Training Camp  

    Sunday July 29: 3:30 p.m.

    Monday July 30: 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday July 31: 3:30 p.m.

    Friday August 3: 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday August 4: 12:30 p.m. Scrimmage (Edward Jones Dome)

    Monday August 6: 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday August 7: 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday August 8: 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday August 9: 3:30 p.m.

    Friday August 10: 5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday August 14: 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday August 15: 5:50 p.m.

    Thursday August 16: 3:30 p.m.

    Monday August 20: 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday August 21: 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday August 22: 3:30 p.m.

    These dates are subject to change. If bad weather is expected, arrive at your own risk. The team will move to the indoor facility if bad weather shows up, and the indoor field is not open to the fans.

    Parking is free and coolers with food and beverages are allowed inside. Alcohol and video cameras are prohibited.

    Also, be sure to stick around after practice, as there are typically several players willing to stay after for autographs.

    All the training camp information here is from the official website of the St. Louis Rams (StLouisRams.com).

     

    Preseason Schedule

    Week 1

    Sunday, August 12: @ Indianapolis Colts

    Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

    Location: Lucas Oil Stadium

     

    Week 2

    Saturday, August 18: Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

    Location: Edward Jones Dome 

     

    Week 3

    Saturday, August 25: @ Dallas Cowboys

    Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

    Location: Cowboys Stadium

     

    Week 4

    Thursday, August 30: Vs. Baltimore Ravens

    Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

    Location: Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis Rams Training Camp Info

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    The St. Louis Rams began practicing in Maycomb, Illinois in 1996 and continued until 2004.

    Maycomb provided the Rams with a location north of St. Louis that had mild summer heat in comparison to the unbearable late-summer humidity of Missouri.

    But by 2005, during the Mike Martz era, the Rams moved their training camp back home. The practices now take place at the Rams' primary facilities in Earth City, which is located just outside of St. Louis.

    The move allows both the players and coaches to remain close to their homes and families, but they miss out on the camaraderie and bonding that develops when teams travel away from home for camp.

    But regardless of the cooler weather and the team-unifying opportunities, Scott Linehan (2006 to 2008) and Steve Spagnuolo (2009 to 2011) both decided to continue a local training camp during their head-coaching tenures.

    There was some talk and rumors regarding a move to Rolla, MO for training camp during Spagnuolo's era, but those plans were likely spoiled after Spagnuolo was fired following the 2011 season.

    Now that Jeff Fisher is the new head coach, the Rams will likely continue their stay in Earth City for the unforeseeable future.

    Fisher's first two seasons as a head coach were with the Houston Oilers, who held their training camps off-campus in San Antonio during those two years.

    However, those two years with Houston were the only years Fisher has ever held training camp away from home as a head coach. As soon as the Oilers moved to Tennessee, Fisher held local training camps for the next 14 years.

    As a result, there's a slim chance that the Rams will ever move locations as long as Fisher is calling the shots.

Full St. Louis Rams Camp Roster

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    Here is a list of the entire 90-man training camp roster for the St. Louis Rams this year according to StLouisRams.com:

     

    Alphabetical Order

    #

    NAME

    POS.

    84

    Alexander, Danario

    WR

    16

    Amendola, Danny

    WR

    47

    Anderson, Todd

    RB

    96

    Banks, Cornell

    DT

    61

    Barnes, Tim

    C

    8

    Bradford, Sam

    QB

    5

    Brandstater, Tom

    QB

    90

    Brockers, Michael

    DT

    50

    Brown, Aaron

    LB

    57

    Brown, Sammy

    LB

    42

    Burney, Kendric

    CB

    30

    Caldwell, Jeremy

    CB

    15

    Campbell, Mike

    WR

    45B

    Childers, Jamie

    TE

    10

    Clemens, Kellen

    QB

    52

    Cole, Justin

    LB

    71

    Conrath, Matthew

    DT

    93

    Cudjo, Jermelle

    DT

    43

    Dahl, Craig

    S

    62

    Dahl, Harvey

    G

    37

    Daniels, Matthew

    DB

    9

    Davis, Austin

    QB

    58

    Dunbar, Jo-Lonn

    LB

    81

    Eldridge, Brody

    TE

    31

    Finnegan, Cortland

    CB

    32

    Fletcher, Bradley

    CB

    11

    Gibson, Brandon

    WR

    13

    Givens, Chris

    WR

    25

    Gordy, Josh

    DB

    41

    Guidugli, Ben

    FB

    51

    Haggan, Mario

    LB

    46

    Harkey, Cory

    TE

    95

    Hayes, William

    DE

    64

    Hay, Michael

    G

    60

    Hebert, T-Bob

    C

    6

    Hekker, John

    P

    54

    Hoffman-Ellis, Alex

    LB

    86

    Hoomanawanui, Michael

    TE

    70

    Hughes, Kevin

    G/T

    56

    Hull, Josh

    SLB

    39

    Jackson, Steven

    RB

    65W

    Jarrett, Jamaar

    DE

    21

    Jenkins, Janoris

    CB

    14

    Johnson, Nick

    WR

    22

    Johnson, Trumaine

    CB

    53

    Keller, Noah

    LB

    88

    Kendricks, Lance

    TE

    98

    Langford, Kendall

    DE

    55

    Laurinaitis, James

    LB

    99

    Laws, Trevor

    DT

    1

    Lindholm, Garrett

    K

    91

    Long, Chris

    DE

    77

    Long, Joe

    T

    2

    Malone, Tom

    P

    67

    Mattison, Bryan

    G

    52

    McIntosh, Rocky

    LB

    68

    McKee, Ryan

    RT

    38

    McLeod, Rodney

    S

    89

    McNeill, Mike

    TE

    44

    McQuaide, Jake

    LS

    36

    Middleton, Calvin

    RB

    27

    Mikell, Quintin

    DB

    49

    Miller, Brit

    RB

    82

    Mulligan, Matthew

    TE

    23

    Murphy, Jerome

    LCB

    69

    Ojinnaka, Quinn

    G

    24

    Pead, Isaiah

    RB

    48

    Peterson, Deangelo

    TE

    18

    Pettis, Austin

    WR

    33

    Pointer, Quinton

    DB

    83

    Quick, Brian

    WR

    94

    Quinn, Robert

    DE

    34

    Reynolds, Chase

    RB

    79

    Richardson, Barry

    OT

    26

    Richardson, Daryl

    RB

    76

    Saffold, Rodger

    T

    87

    Salas, Greg

    WR

    35

    Schweiger, Nicholas

    RB

    97

    Scott, Darell

    DT

    92

    Sims, Eugene

    DE

    72

    Smith, Jason

    T

    66

    Smith, Scott

    DE

    12

    Smith, Steve

    WR

    20

    Stewart, Darian

    S

    45W

    Tripucka, Travis

    LS

    59

    Turner, Robert

    C/G

    65B

    Valdez, Jose

    T

    73

    Watkins, Rokevious

    G

    63

    Wells, Scott

    C

    4

    Zuerlein, Greg

    K

     

     

    Numerical Order

    #

    NAME

    POS.

    1

    Lindholm, Garrett

    K

    2

    Malone, Tom

    P

    4

    Zuerlein, Greg

    K

    5

    Brandstater, Tom

    QB

    6

    Hekker, John

    P

    8

    Bradford, Sam

    QB

    9

    Davis, Austin

    QB

    10

    Clemens, Kellen

    QB

    11

    Gibson, Brandon

    WR

    12

    Smith, Steve

    WR

    13

    Givens, Chris

    WR

    14

    Johnson, Nick

    WR

    15

    Campbell, Mike

    WR

    16

    Amendola, Danny

    WR

    18

    Pettis, Austin

    WR

    20

    Stewart, Darian

    S

    21

    Jenkins, Janoris

    CB

    22

    Johnson, Trumaine

    CB

    23

    Murphy, Jerome

    LCB

    24

    Pead, Isaiah

    RB

    25

    Gordy, Josh

    DB

    26

    Richardson, Daryl

    RB

    27

    Mikell, Quintin

    DB

    30

    Caldwell, Jeremy

    CB

    31

    Finnegan, Cortland

    CB

    32

    Fletcher, Bradley

    CB

    33

    Pointer, Quinton

    DB

    34

    Reynolds, Chase

    RB

    35

    Schweiger, Nicholas

    RB

    36

    Middleton, Calvin

    RB

    37

    Daniels, Matthew

    DB

    38

    McLeod, Rodney

    S

    39

    Jackson, Steven

    RB

    41

    Guidugli, Ben

    FB

    42

    Burney, Kendric

    CB

    43

    Dahl, Craig

    S

    44

    McQuaide, Jake

    LS

    45B

    Childers, Jamie

    TE

    45W

    Tripucka, Travis

    LS

    46

    Harkey, Cory

    TE

    47

    Anderson, Todd

    RB

    48

    Peterson, Deangelo

    TE

    49

    Miller, Brit

    RB

    50

    Brown, Aaron

    LB

    51

    Haggan, Mario

    LB

    52

    Cole, Justin

    LB

    52

    McIntosh, Rocky

    LB

    53

    Keller, Noah

    LB

    54

    Hoffman-Ellis, Alex

    LB

    55

    Laurinaitis, James

    LB

    56

    Hull, Josh

    SLB

    57

    Brown, Sammy

    LB

    58

    Dunbar, Jo-Lonn

    LB

    59

    Turner, Robert

    C/G

    60

    Hebert, T-Bob

    C

    61

    Barnes, Tim

    C

    62

    Dahl, Harvey

    G

    63

    Wells, Scott

    C

    64

    Hay, Michael

    G

    65W

    Jarrett, Jamaar

    DE

    65B

    Valdez, Jose

    T

    66

    Smith, Scott

    DE

    67

    Mattison, Bryan

    G

    68

    McKee, Ryan

    RT

    69

    Ojinnaka, Quinn

    G

    70

    Hughes, Kevin

    G/T

    71

    Conrath, Matthew

    DT

    72

    Smith, Jason

    T

    73

    Watkins, Rokevious

    G

    76

    Saffold, Rodger

    T

    77

    Long, Joe

    T

    79

    Richardson, Barry

    OT

    81

    Eldridge, Brody

    TE

    82

    Mulligan, Matthew

    TE

    83

    Quick, Brian

    WR

    84

    Alexander, Danario

    WR

    86

    Hoomanawanui, Michael

    TE

    87

    Salas, Greg

    WR

    88

    Kendricks, Lance

    TE

    89

    McNeill, Mike

    TE

    90

    Brockers, Michael

    DT

    91

    Long, Chris

    DE

    92

    Sims, Eugene

    DE

    93

    Cudjo, Jermelle

    DT

    94

    Quinn, Robert

    DE

    95

    Hayes, William

    DE

    96

    Banks, Cornell

    DT

    97

    Scott, Darell

    DT

    98

    Langford, Kendall

    DE

    99

    Laws, Trevor

    DT

St. Louis Rams 2012 Rookie Class

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    Here is a list of the St. Louis Rams rookies who will be joining the team for training camp.

    This slide will go over each drafted rookie and provide a brief description of what to expect from each player during the upcoming 2012 season.

     

    Michael Brockers, DT (Round 1, Pick 14)

    Michael Brockers played for a big-time college program (LSU) in the toughest conference in college football (SEC). He's a dominate run stopper, but his pass rush still needs to be tweaked before he can maximize his potential. 

    Expect Brockers to be an immediate starter, but he won't be an every-down player until he can pressure the quarterback. 

     

    Brian Quick, WR (Round 2, Pick 33)

    The Rams have been desperate for a sizable outside threat on offense, and at 6'4" and 220 pounds, Brian Quick is exactly what the offense needs. 

    Quick attended a small program at Appalachian State, so there's a bigger learning curve for him. However, he'll be expected to contribute immediately. 

     

    Janoris Jenkins, CB (Round 2, Pick 39)

    Some feel that Janoris Jenkins' marijuana usage in college makes him a risky bet, but he's an elite talent who could be the steal of the draft. 

    Jenkins will start immediately and provide the defense and special teams with an absolute weapon. 

     

    Isaiah Pead, RB (Round 2, Pick 50)

    The 197-pound Isaiah Pead is undersized, but he ran for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Cincinnati and is an explosive runner with great speed. 

    Pead provides the anemic Rams offense with some much-needed speed and will provide starter Steven Jackson with some rest. Expect approximately 15 to 20 carries a game right out of the gate for Pead. 

     

    Trumaine Johnson, CB (Round 3, Pick 65)

    Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins are the offseason cornerback additions who are generating all the buzz, which distracts most fans from Trumaine Johnson, who was an excellent addition as well. 

    Johnson is a physical player who will immediately provide the Rams with depth at both cornerback and safety. 

     

    Chris Givens, WR (Round 4, Pick 96)

    Chris Givens is yet another Rams draft pick who is expected to see immediate playing time in 2012. 

    Givens needs to further develop his route running and fundamentals, but his lightening speed will be put to use in Week 1. 

    He may not be a full-time starter at the beginning of the year, but he should certainly contribute. 

     

    Rokevious Watkins, OL (Round 5, Pick 150)

    Rokevious Watkins played in the SEC as a member of South Carolina, so he has faced some stout competition in his day. 

    Watkins will compete for the job at left guard, but he needs to be further developed before he can receive serious playing time. 

     

    Greg Zuerlein, K (Round 6, Pick 171)

    The Rams used their sixth-round pick on Greg Zuerlein, which allowed them to release veteran Josh Brown and save some salary cap money. 

    Zuerlein is the best kicker of his draft class and will start immediately. 

     

    Aaron Brown, LB (Round 7, Pick 209)

    The Rams struggled to get effective play out of the outside linebacker position in 2011, so the team drafted Aaron Brown in an effort to solidify the unit. 

    Unfortunately for Brown, he'll be competing and multiple veterans and several other rookie linebackers. If he makes the team, it will likely be for his special teams play. 

     

    Daryl Richardson, RB (Round 7, Pick 252)

    Daryl Richardson, like Isaiah Pead, is an undersized running back at 196 pounds, but he possesses promising speed and agility. 

    Richardson isn't nearly as talented as Pead, but he was one of the more promising Division II running backs available. 

    Richardson will attempt to make the team primarily as a special teams player, but will also compete for the third-string running back job. 

St. Louis Rams: 2012 Undrafted Free Agents

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    The St. Louis Rams have a very promising group of drafted rookies joining the team for training camp, but the team was also able to add some talent by pursuing undrafted rookies. 

    Here are the notable undrafted rookies who will join the Rams in Earth City. 

     

    Calvin Middleton, RB

    Unlike rookies Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson, the 220-pound Calvin Middleton relies on strength rather than speed. His bowling ball style of running is similar to Maurice Jones-Drew and LeGarrette Blount. 

    Middleton will need to prove that he can run over NFL linebackers in order to make the team. Not only that, but he'll need to develop his special teams play as well. 

     

    Sammy Brown, LB

    Sammy Brown had 12.5 sacks during his final season of college at Houston, but can he apply the same amount of pressure as a pro? 

    The team is lacking at the outside linebacker position, which gives Brown a decent shot at making the team. Although, he'll surely play at least a few weeks worth of special teams before being handed the starting job. 

     

    Alex Hoffman-Ellis, LB

    Alex Hoffman-Ellis was a promising linebacker at Washington State in the Pac-10, but he'll be competing against several young linebackers and multiple veterans. 

    Hoffman-Ellis has the potential to be a starter someday, but he'll have to make his money on special teams if he wants to make the squad. 

     

    Matt Daniels, S

    Matt Daniels spent his college playing days at Duke University, so he didn't necessarily play for a football powerhouse. 

    But regardless of Duke's low-key football team, Daniels was able to draw attention with his physical style of play. 

    Daniels will compete for the backup safety job with Craig Dahl. If he wants to gain an edge over Dahl, then he'll need to become a ferocious special teams tackler. 

     

    Austin Davis, QB

    Austin Davis threw for 83 touchdowns during his four seasons at Southern Mississippi and was the best quarterback that the school has seen since Brett Favre. 

    Davis is far from a blue-chip prospect, but he's enticing as a long-term developmental player. 

    He'll likely make the team as the third-string quarterback, even if that means spending the year on the practice squad.

     

    DeAngelo Peterson, TE

    DeAngelo Peterson is an underrated tight end out of LSU and was expected to be a mid- to late-round draft pick. 

    Peterson will struggle to get on the field since the team is still high on Lance Kendricks, but he has a real shot at making the roster if he can add some value on special teams. 

     

    T-Bob Herbert, C

    T-Bob Herbert spent three years as a starter at LSU, so his SEC experience forced him to face plenty of talented defensive linemen. 

    However, the undersized 280-pound Herbert will struggle to make the team, as the Rams have two veterans who are higher up on the depth chart (Scott Wells, Robert Turner). 

    Herbert's best shot to make the team is as a member of the practice squad. 

     

    Joe Long, OL

    Joe Long is the brother of former No.1 overall pick Jake Long of the Miami Dolphins, but the Division II product lacks his older brother's raw talent and dominance. 

    Long will have to overcome a lot in order to make the roster, but even if he falls short, there may be a spot for him on the practice squad. 

St. Louis Rams 2012 Free Agency and Trade Additions

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    Thanks to the blockbuster trade the St. Louis Rams finalized—sending their No.2 overall pick to Washington in exchange for a second round pick and two future first rounders—the team had a very successful draft by anyone's standards.

    But the new regime was showing promise long before the draft, particularly by reeling in several coveted free agents who are expected to provide an immediate impact.

    Here is their 2012 free agency class.

     

    Cortland Finnegan, CB

    Former Pro Bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan was the Rams' biggest splash of free agency.

    Not only will Finnegan replace Ron Bartell and upgrade a dismal secondary, but his experience in Jeff Fisher's defense will prove to be valuable, especially since the Rams brought in several young corners through the draft who are in need of a veteran leader.

    Finnegan's five-year deal worth $50 million seems pricey at first glance, but good corners are hard to find and the Rams need to overpay for players due to their recent ineptitude. Finnegan will be worth every penny if he's the same corner he was in Tennessee.

     

    Scott Wells, C

    Cortland Finnegan was the Rams' blockbuster move of the offseason, but Scott Wells could very likely be the most important signing of free agency.

    Wells, who was a Pro Bowler with Green Bay last season, will help solidify a line that was beyond awful in 2011. And not to mention, his veteran ability to call out blocking assignments will greatly benefit Sam Bradford, who was overwhelmed with that task last season.

    For $24 million over four years, Wells was a smart pickup.

     

    Kendall Langford, DT

    Kendall Langford is not a flashy name, but his solid and consistent production certainly did not go unnoticed in Miami, as he is considered one of their biggest losses this offseason.

    Langford and the rookie Michael Brockers lined up side-by-side in the middle will be a huge upgrade over Justin Bannan and Fred Robbins. The two newcomers will occupy blockers and effectively open things up for the edge rushers.

    At four years and $24 million, the Rams found a good deal in Langford considering he's only 26 years old and is just now entering his prime.

     

    Steve Smith, WR

    Steve Smith was a Pro Bowl wide receiver during his time in New York, but he made himself expendable after injuring his knee during the 2010 season.

    Smith tried to jumpstart his career in Philadelphia, but he didn't stand a chance since he was still recovering from his injury.

    There have been no setbacks up to this point, so if he can remain healthy in St. Louis then he should prove to be a valuable addition.

    The Rams shouldn't get their hopes up regarding his health, but don't be surprised if he makes a comeback after two years of healing.

     

    William Hayes, DE

    After losing James Hall following the 2011 season, the Rams were in need of a backup defensive end capable of filling in for Chris Long and Robert Quinn, which is why the Rams brought in William Hayes.

    Hall was a very solid third wheel, so it will be difficult for Hayes to replace that production, but his experience in Jeff Fisher's defense will allow him to produce immediately.

    Hayes has eight sacks in his four NFL seasons, so don't expect the Rams to maintain their dangerous pass rush if a starter goes down. Although, as a third-string rotational player, Hayes should be able to get the job done.

     

    Trevor Laws, DT

    Trevor Laws had a down year with Philadelphia last season, but he produced four sacks in 2010 in a backup role, which proves that he can add pressure under the right circumstances.

    Laws is expected to be the No.3 defensive tackle behind Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford, so he won't be relied on too frequently, but he's a nice third-down option if the rookie Brockers struggles with rushing the passer early on.

     

    Rocky McIntosh, LB

    Rocky McIntosh was a late addition who was added after mini-camp and organized team activities, but he'll be an exciting addition if he pans out.

    McIntosh was a very solid linebacker for the majority of his career, but after the Redskins altered their defensive scheme and switched to a 3-4 system, it resulted in a decline in McIntosh's play.

    Now that McIntosh will be back in a 4-3 scheme while playing next to a competent middle linebacker and behind a loaded defensive line, there's a chance he could flourish in St. Louis.

     

    Jo-Lonn Dunbar, LB

    The Rams were in need of outside linebacker help and were unwilling to spend big bucks or use high draft picks, so they were forced into searching for a diamond in the rough.

    Jo-Lonn Dunbar was primarily a backup to begin his career, but he was eventually eased into a starting role. He has started 22 games over the last two seasons, including 14 starts last season.

    While Dunbar is far from a top-tier talent, his best years should still be ahead of him. If he doesn't earn a job as a starter, then he'll provide valuable depth.

Game-by-Game Preseason Analysis and Predictions

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    Game 1: @ Indianapolis Colts 

    Key Match-Ups 

    Reggie Wayne is a veteran receiver with incredible talent, so it will be interesting to watch how the new cornerbacks respond. If rookie Janoris Jenkins can give him fits, then that's a great sign moving forward. 

    Also, tackles Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith are expected to take major leaps in 2012. This preseason match-up will force them to block Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, which should give us a glimpse of what to expect in the regular season. 

    Summary

    This game will be our first look at the new and improved St. Louis Rams. The team will surely be hungry and ready to play physical, which means they might look better than they actually are against a weak Indianapolis Colts team.

    Prediction

    Overall, the Rams have the better varsity squad and can hopefully take a comfortable lead early on, while Jeff Fisher's coaching experience will help the backups hang on to the lead. 

    Score: Rams 24, Colts 16

     

    Game 2: Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Key Match-Ups 

    The Rams brought in defensive tackles Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford because they want to effectively stop the run. The Kansas City running back duo of Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles will certainly put them to the test. 

    Also, with Dwayne Bowe and Jonathan Baldwin out wide, we'll see how the Rams secondary responds to large, physical receivers. 

    Summary

    The Kansas City Chiefs are an extremely talented team that suffered last season from multiple injuries and poor quarterback play. 

    Unless Matt Cassel blows the game, the Rams will struggle to keep up for four quarters. Although, the Rams' first stringers should display a tough performance. 

    Prediction

    Don't expect the Chiefs to overwhelm the Rams at any point, especially since the game is in St. Louis. However, the Chiefs have a lot of talent to account for. 

    Score: Rams 23, Chiefs 27

     

    Game 3: @ Dallas Cowboys

    Key Match-Ups 

    This game will be a good chance to see how the Rams defense responds to a top-level passer. The Cowboys are loaded with receiving talent and Tony Romo knows how to get them the ball, which makes this game a test for the secondary. 

    Rodger Saffold will also be under the microscope this game, as he'll be facing maybe the best pass rusher in the entire NFL in DeMarcus Ware.

    Summary

    Teams usually play their starters for three full quarters during the third preseason game, which means this game will almost be a real contest against the Cowboys in their home stadium. 

    As a result, you shouldn't expect a victory for the Rams, but it's a good chance for the players to gain some solid experience against a talented football team. 

    Prediction

    Since the starters will be playing three quarters on the road, this game goes to the Cowboys. 

    Score: Rams 27, Cowboys 31

     

    Game 4: Vs. Baltimore Ravens

    Key Match-Ups 

    Terrell Suggs won't be playing in this game, but one intriguing battle will be center Scott Wells against Haloti Ngata, who is arguably the best nose tackle in the game. 

    This will also be a chance to see how Sam Bradford and the young receivers are able to handle an elite defense.

    Also, it will be interesting to see how the new outside linebackers perform against a speedy runner like Ray Rice.  

    Summary

    No one will argue against the fact that Baltimore has a far more superior team than St. Louis, which will gives the Rams a chance to improve by practicing against elite talent. 

    The final preseason game features the starters for maybe one drive, then they're done for the night. The Rams will get a glimpse of the ferocious Baltimore defense, but this game will primarily be a showcasing of the backups. 

    Prediction

    With the game being played primarily by backups in the Rams' home stadium, we'll give this game to St. Louis. 

    Score: Rams 25, Ravens 17

     

Projecting the Final 53-Man Roster

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    Note: The players at each position are listed in alphabetical order by last name. This is not a depth chart.

     

    Quarterback (Three)

    Sam Bradford, Austin Davis, Kellen Clemens

     

    Running Back (Five)

    Steven Jackson, Calvin Middleton, Brit Miller, Isaiah Pead, Daryl Richardson 

     

    Tight End (Four)

    Michael Hoomanawanui, Lance Kendricks, Matthew Mulligan, DeAngelo Peterson

     

    Wide Receiver (Six)

    Danny Amendola, Danario Alexander, Chris Givens, Brian Quick, Greg Salas, Steve Smith

     

    Offensive Line (Nine)

    Harvey Dahl, Kevin Hughes, Bryan Mattison, Quinn Ojinnaka, Rodger Saffold, Jason Smith, Robert Turner, Rokevious Watkins, Scott Wells

     

    Defensive End (Four)

    William Hayes, Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Eugene Sims

     

    Defensive Tackle (Four)

    Michael Brockers, Jermelle Cudjo, Kendall Langford, Trevor Laws

     

    Linebacker (Six)

    Sammy Brown, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Mario Haggan, Josh Hull, James Laurinaitis, Rocky McIntosh

     

    Cornerback (Six)

    Cortland Finnegan, Bradley Fletcher, Josh Gordy, Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson, Jerome Murphy

     

    Safety (Three)

    Matt Daniels, Quintin Mikell, Darian Stewart

     

    Special Teams (Three)

    John Hekker (Punter), Jake McQuaide (Long Snapper), Greg Zuerlein (Kicker)