Running down Maryland's latest depth chart changes

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Running down a handful of Maryland depth chart tweaks, most of which were already obvious thanks to injuries …

OFFENSE

* A depth chart with guys wearing No. 31 (Shawn Petty) and No. 87 (Brian McMahon) as the top two options at quarterbacks … well, it looks kind of absurd. Then again, Maryland losing four quarterbacks to season-ending injury is absurd as well.

* The attrition at wide receiver is quieter, but injuries to Marcus Leak (broken toe) and Kerry Boykins (hip/groin) have left Maryland without two of its opening week starters.

That leaves these three combinations of starter/backup at each of the receiver spots:

Kevin Dorsey/Tyrek Cheeseboro
Stefon Diggs
/Levern Jacobs
Nigel King
/James Bowman

King and Jacobs made their first career starts Saturday. Cheeseboro has yet to catch a pass in his career. And Bowman, a junior walk-on, has yet to appear in a game for the Terps.

DEFENSE

* The only change here was the return of freshman Quinton Jefferson as a backup at defensive end. He’s the co-No. 2 option with Justin Anderson (who has missed the last two games with injury) behind Joe Vellano.

SPECIAL TEAMS

* As expected, freshman walk-on Brendan Magistro is listed ahead of Brad Craddock at placekicker. Magistro is expected to handle all field goals inside of 35 to 40 yards, with Craddock taking longer attempts.

* Dexter McDougle is now Stefon Diggs‘ backup at punt returner after Leak’s season-ending injury.

Patrick Stevens

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