This article is part of our Depth Chart Watch series.
Week 1 of the preseason is behind us, and the job battles continue. Let's look across the league at depth-chart situations that have seen some movement – preferably of the meaningful variety – over the last week. In many of these cases, the pecking order remains unresolved, as the job battles promise to play out over the entirety of the preseason. Let's get into it.
Robert Griffin's first game action in a Browns jersey didn't go well – 4-for-8 for 67 yards (49 on one pass) and an interception – but the job is his anyway. It's not like Josh McCown looked any better in the first week of the preseason.
Los Angeles Rams
The star passer of preseason Week 1 for the Rams was neither ostensible starter Case Keenum nor franchise building block Jared Goff – it was projected third-stringer Sean Mannion, who came in after Goff departed early with shoulder soreness. Mannion proceeded to throw for three touchdowns, leading a spirited comeback. Nonetheless, Mannion did that with the second-teamers; meanwhile, coach Jeff Fisher intends to give Goff (who had easily the worst game of the three, but whose shoulder injury has dissipated) some action with the starters in the preseason's second week.
Prospective short-yardage back Jordan Howard managed just 12 yards on five carries in the preseason opener, but hey – you asked for short yardage and you got it. Likely starter Jeremy Langford gained only seven yards on