Penn State Depth Chart and Injury Report: Minnesota Edition

Turns out Akeel Lynch has a bum knee, and BOB just forgot to tell us. - Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

No news is good news, right?

Since Matt Lehman's season-ending knee injury in the opener against Syracuse, Penn State's been fortunate enough to avoid any other key pieces missing significant amounts of time. Some guys have been banged up, and have missed a game or two, or played below 100%, but for a team with these kind of depth issues, staying healthy has been a necessary and uncontrollable virtue.

Anyway, that's all a preamble to saying that the injury report remains thin; just the lingering absences of Lehman, Brad Bars, Brent Wilkerson, and DaeSean Hamilton, joined by the day-to-day Akeel Lynch, who tweaked his knee during the loss to Ohio State, without Bill O'Brien feeling the need to tell anyone.

The changes to the depth chart are a week or two overdue: Adrian Amos is finally listed at corner, Jesse Della Valle is starting at safety, and for whatever reason Donovan Smith is in a position battle with Adam Gress. Maybe next week, Ben Kline won't be listed as a third-team linebacker. There are a few changes in the ORs as well, but you'll see those soon enough.

^-denotes walk-on

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

QB #14 Christian Hackenberg #5 Tyler Ferguson
#17 D.J. Crook^
RB #1 Bill Belton #28 Zach Zwinak #22 Akeel Lynch
FB #35 Pat Zerbe^ -- --
TE-Y #18 Jesse James -- --
TE-F
#87 Kyle Carter
#81 Adam Breneman --
WR #8 Allen Robinson #7 Eugene Lewis #15 Alex Kenney
WR #85 Brandon Moseby-Felder #80 Matt Zanellato OR #19 Richy Anderson
OT #76 Donovan Smith OR #58 Adam Gress #59 Andrew Nelson
OG #65 Miles Dieffenbach #66 Angelo Mangiro --
OC #60 Ty Howle #66 Angelo Mangiro OR #55 Wendy Laurent
OG #64 John Urschel #66 Angelo Mangiro OR #56 Anthony Alosi
OT #77 Garry Gilliam OR #58 Adam Gress
#75 Eric Shrive
Def. First Team Second Team Reserves
DE #86 C.J. Olaniyan #95 Carl Nassib^ #94 Evan Schwan
DT #84 Kyle Baublitz OR #99 Austin Johnson #88 Tyrone Smith^
DT #91 DaQuan Jones #72 Brian Gaia #53 Derek Dowrey
DE #18 Deion Barnes OR #98 Anthony Zettel --
OLB #43 Mike Hull* #26 Brandon Bell --
MLB #40 Glenn Carson #8 Gary Wooten #46 Adam Cole^
OLB #5 Nyeem Wartman OR #7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong #38 Ben Kline
CB #9 Jordan Lucas
#3 DaQuan Davis #16 Devin Pryor^
S #39 Jesse Della Valle^ #7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong #6 Malik Golden
S #1 Malcolm Willis OR #23 Ryan Keiser
#39 Jesse Della Valle
CB #4 Adrian Amos #10 Trevor Williams #12 Trevor Smith
Sp. First Team Second Team Reserves
K #97 Sam Ficken #37 Chris Gulla^ --
P #45 Alex Butterworth -- --
KR #7 Eugene Lewis #25 Von Walker #1 Bill Belton
PR #39 Jesse Della Valle^ #25 Von Walker^ #1 Bill Belton
LS #60 Ty Howle
#61 Zach Ladonis^ #40 Glenn Carson
H #27 Adam Geiger #45 Alex Butterworth
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