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Michael Sam is listed third-string at defensive end on the St. Louis Rams' depth chart released on August 4.

By SI Wire
August 05, 2014

The biggest story of St. Louis Rams training camp has been rookie Michael Sam, who could be facing an uphill battle in trying to make the team. He's listed third string, at right defensive end, on the depth chart released Aug. 4 by the team. If Sam makes the final roster he will become the first openly gay player to compete in the NFL, though he has said he's not trying to be a "trailblazer."

The Rams open their preseason schedule with an Aug. 8 game against the New Orleans Saints. NFL teams must trim their roster to 75 players by 2 p.m. EDT, Aug. 26, and to 53 players by 2 p.m. Aug. 30.

Also of note on the Rams' recent depth chart is that wide receiver Kenny Britt is listed first in his grouping. He was a notable offseason signing for the Rams, reuniting with former coach Jeff Fisher after a disappointing final season with the Tennessee Titans.

St. Louis Rams depth chart:

QB: Sam Bradford | Shaun Hill | Austin Davis | Garrett Gilbert
RB: Zac Stacy | Benny Cunningham | Isaiah Pead | Tre Mason | Chase Reynolds | Trey Watts
FB: Kadeem Jones
WR: Kenny Britt | Brian Quick | Chris Givens | Justin Veltung | Jordan Harris
WR: Tavon Austin | Stedman Bailey | Austin Pettis | T.J. Moe | Emory Blake | Austin Franklin
TE: Jared Cook | Lance Kendricks | Cory Harkey | Justice Cunningham | Mason Brodine | Alex Bayer
LT: Jake Long | Mitchell Van Dyk | R.J. Dill
LG: Greg Robinson | Mike Person | Travis Bond
C: Scott Wells | Tim Barnes | Barrett Jones
RG: Rodger Saffold | Davin Joseph | Brandon Washington
RT: Joe Barksdale | Sean Hooey | D.J. Morrell

LE: Chris Long | William Hayes | Sammy Brown | Ethan Westbrooks
DT: Kendall Langford | Alex Carrington
DT: Michael Brockers | Aaron Donald | Matt Conrath | Deantre Harlan
RE: Robert Quinn | Eugene Sims | Michael Sam | Kourtnei Brown
ROLB: Jo-Lonn Dunbar | Phillip Steward | Etienne Sabino | Lawrence Wilson
MLB: James Laurinaitis | Darren Bates | Aaron Hill
ROLB: Alec Ogletree | Ray-Ray Armstrong | Johnny Millard | Pat Schiller
LCB: Trumaine Johnson | Brandon McGee | Marcus Roberson | Jarrid Bryant
RCB: Janoris Jenkins | E.J. Gaines | Greg Reid | Darren Woodard
FS: Rodney McLeod | Cody Davis | Lamarcus Joyner | Avery Cunningham
SS: T.J. McDonald | Maurice Alexander | Christian Bryant | Matt Daniels

Special Teams
K: Greg Zuerlein | Bobby Cowan
P: Johnny Hekker | Bobby Cowan
H: Johnny Hekker
LS: Jake McQuaide | Jorgen Hus
KR: Benny Cunningham | Tavon Austin | Isaiah Pead
​PR: Tavon Austin | Justin Veltung




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