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Rutgers Football Pre-Training Camp Depth Chart And Injury Report

Head coach Kyle Flood released depth chart and injury report heading into training camp (Photo: AP)

Head coach Kyle Flood released the first depth chart and injury report heading into training camp (Photo: AP)

With the first practice of training camp complete, the team released their first look at the current depth chart and injury report for the summer. There are a bunch of “OR’s” for starting jobs and backups, but as camp moves on, expect more clarity among all positions.

Without further ado, here is the two-deep:

Rutgers Depth Chart- 8/10/15

OFFENSE

QB: Chris Laviano or Hayden Rettig

RB: Paul James or Josh Hicks or Robert Martin or Justin Goodwin

FB: Sam Bergen or Razohnn Gross

TE: Nick Arcidiacono/Matt Flanagan or Charles Scarff

WR: Leonte Carroo/Carlton Agudosi

WR: Andre Patton/Janarion Grant or John Tsimis

LT: Keith Lumpkin/Zack Heeman

LG: Dorian Miller or Tariq Cole

C: Derrick Nelson or Chris Muller

RG: Chris Muller/Marcus Applefield or Ryan Brodie

RT: J.J. Denman/Jacquis Webb

DEFENSE

DE: Kemoko Turay/Myles Nash or Darnell Davis Jr.

NT: Sebastian Joseph or Quanzell Lambert/Kevin Wilkins

DT: Darius Hamilton/Julian Pinnix-Odrick or Eric Wiafe

DE: Djwany Mera/Jimmy Hogan or Jon Bateky

WLB: Steve Longa/Brandon Russell

MLB: Isaiah Johnson or Kaiwan Lewis

SLB: Quentin Gause/Eric Margolis

CB: Isaiah Wharton or Nadir Barnwell or Ruhann Peele

FS: Delon Stephenson or Anthony Cioffi/Saquan Hampton

SS: Davon Jacobs or Kiy Hester

CB: Blessuan Austin or Dre Boggs

SPECIAL TEAMS

K: Kyle Federico/Chris Gough

P: Joey Roth or Tim Gleeson/Michael Cintron

LS: Alan Lucy/Alex Hutchings

H: Joey Roth/Brian Verbitski

Quick Observations:

– As expected, redshirt sophomores Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig are listed as co-starters at quarterback.

– Different than the pre-spring depth chart, the fullback position and offensive line has some changes. Sixth-year senior Sam Bergen is battling redshirt sophomore Rahzonn Gross, who impressed during the spring, at the fullback spot. Both are looking to replace stalwart Michael Burton, who is now with the Detroit Lions.

The offensive line will be more clear as we know if redshirt junior Derrick Nelson will start at center or not. If he doesn’t, look for redshirt junior Chris Muller, who has 25 straight starts at right guard, to slide to center and open doors at both guard spots. Redshirt freshman Tariq Cole and redshirt sophomore Dorian Miller look to compete at left guard, and redshirt junior Ryan Brodie, and redshirt freshman Marcus Applefield at right guard. Applefield was listed as the backup right tackle pre-spring. Redshirt freshman Jacquis Webb moved over from left to right tackle.

– As expected, Nick Arcidiacono is No. 1 at the tight end position, looking to take over for Tyler Kroft, who is now in the NFL with the Bengals.

– On the defensive side of the ball, redshirt junior Quanzell Lambert moves inside as he is listed as a co-starter at nose tackle with redshirt sophomore Sebastian Joseph. Budding redshirt sophomore Kemoko Turay is the starter at defensive end along with redshirt senior Djwany Mera. Lambert will play all over the defensive line per head coach Kyle Flood.

– Redshirt freshman linebacker Brandon Russell, who played middle in the spring, is listed as the backup weakside linebacker behind redshirt junior Steve Longa.

– With uncertainty revolving the status of junior cornerback Nadir Barnwell, redshirt freshman Isaiah Wharton and true freshman Blessuan Austin are listed as co-starters with Barnwell, sophomore Dre Boggs, and converted corner redshirt junior Ruhaan Peele.

– The two safety spots are up for grabs as juniors Delon Stephenson and Anthony Cioffi battle for the free safety gig, while it is believable that both will see extended playing time. Redshirt junior Davon Jacbos, who has a leg up in experience, is listed as the co-starter at the strong safety spot with redshirt freshman Kiy Hester.

 

Player Injury: Status

FB Razohnn Gross Lower Body Limited

DT Darius Hamilton Lower Body Limited

CB Ronnie James Lower Body Limited

RB Robert Martin Lower Body Limited

CB Isaiah Wharton Lower Body Limited

RB Desmon Peoples Upper Body Out

LB Nick Rafferty Upper Body Out

RB Charles Snorweah Upper Body Out

LB TJ Taylor Lower Body Out

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