Penn State Depth Chart and Injury Report: Navy Edition

Is Zach Zwinak getting his first start tomorrow? It's possible. (via Mike Pettigano/BSD)

This past week has been, from our perspective here at the depth-chart-and-injury report perspective, a rather tumultuous one. Coming off a pair of losses in its first two games, Penn State will look to get the ship righted against Navy (see what I did there?), but they'll be trying to do it after suffering even more losses to a roster already fraught with a lack of depth.

For starters, at running back there isn't one. Bill Belton is still day-to-day after missing the Virginia game with a sprained ankle, and Derek Day, who took that spot in his absence, is dealing with a banged-up shoulder that forced him to exit Saturday's game early. Both are listed as possible, and if they can't go, the Nittany Lions will have their third starter at tailback in three games--likely Zach Zwinak, though Curtis Dukes would likely figure into the equation.

But wait, there's more! Shawney Kersey is no longer a Nittany Lion, leaving Penn State with a hole at starting wide receiver, albeit one with a lot of options to fill it. And Matt Marcincin, a walk-on kicker who was Sam Ficken's backup, left the team. Oh, and Paul Jones moved to tight end (while continuing to sit in on the QB meetings, apparently). Am I missing anything else?

Yep. Starting left tackle Donovan Smith--who's missed time in each of the first two contests--missed practice this week with an ankle injury. So did Pete Massaro and Nyeem Wartman, due to shoulder and knee injuries, respectively. They're both possible. I really love how non-committal "possible" is.

But hey, it could be worse: Matt McGloin's elbow is just fine! So there's that.

One last note: TE/QB hybrid Paul Jones is now wearing #13, with freshman wideout Eugene Lewis taking his old #7, switching from #16, not that you noticed because he didn't play in the first two games! Whew.

On to the depth chartery!

* denotes player listed on injury report.

Off. First Team Second Team Reserves
HC Bill O'Brien

QB #11 Matt McGloin
#12 Steven Bench #13 Paul Jones(?)
RB #24 Day*/#5 Belton* #28 Zack Zwinak #26 Curtis Dukes
FB #9 Michael Zordich #35 Pat Zerbe #45 P.J. Byers
TE-Y #89 Garry Gilliam #18 Jesse James # 82 Brian Irvin
TE-F #87 Kyle Carter #84 Matt Lehman #13 Paul Jones
WR #8 Allen Robinson #37 Evan Lewis #85 Brandon Moseby-Felder
WR #15 Alex Kenney #10 Trevor Williams #7 Eugene Lewis
OT #76 Donovan Smith* #70 Nate Cadogan --
OG #65 Miles Dieffenbach #66 Angelo Mangiro #56 Anthony Alosi
OC #54 Matt Stankiewitch #66 Angelo Mangiro #55 Wendy Laurent
OG #64 John Urschel #75 Eric Shrive #62 Frank Figueroa
OT #78 Mike Farrell #58 Adam Gress
#79 Kevin Blanchard
Def. First Team Second Team Reserves
DE #90 Sean Stanley #86 C.J. Olaniyan --
DT #47 Jordan Hill #84 Kyle Baublitz --
DT #91 DaQuan Jones #93 James Terry #99 Austin Johnson
DE #18 Deion Barnes #59 Pete Massaro* #98 Anthony Zettel
OLB #6 Gerald Hodges #43 Mike Hull --
MLB #40 Glenn Carson #5 Nyeem Wartman* #33 Michael Yancich
OLB #42 Michael Mauti #38 Ben Kline --
CB #12 Stephon Morris
#3 DaQuan Davis --
SS #10 Malcolm Willis #23 Ryan Keiser --
#7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
#27 Jake Fagnano
CB #4 Adrian Amos #39 Jesse Della Valle #1 Jordan Lucas
Sp. First Team Second Team Reserves
K #97 Sam Ficken -- --
P #45 Alex Butterworth -- --
KR #4 Adrian Amos #15 Alex Kenney --
PR #37 Evan Lewis #39 Jesse Della Valle --
LS #57 Emery Etter -- --
H #23 Ryan Keiser #37 Evan Lewis --

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