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What the wide receiver depth chart looks like without Eric Rogers

The San Francisco 49ers lost Eric Rogers to an ACL tear, which means other players find themselves with a bigger opportunity. Here’s what we have on the WR depth chart.

The San Francisco 49ers will place Eric Rogers on injured reserve, officially ending his season. The 49ers placed Ian Williams on the NFI version of injured reserve last week, which allowed them to sign another player to their 90-man roster. I am not quite sure if the Rogers move will open up a roster spot, so we’ll see what happens with that.

In the meantime, the 49ers wide receivers depth chart remains a work in progress.

Starter: Torrey Smith
Probable starters: Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington
Strong roster chance: Jerome Simpson, DeAndre Smelter
Draft pick: Aaron Burbridge
Second year UDFAs: Dres Anderson, DiAndre Campell, DeAndrew White
Rookie UDFAs: Devon Cajuste, Bryce Treggs

Prior to Rogers’ injury, Matt Maiocco posted roster odds. He listed Torrey Smith as a lock, and broke down the rest of the wide receiver position as follows:

Looking good: Bruce Ellington, Jerome Simpson, Quinton Patton, DeAndre Smelter
50-50: Aaron Burbridge, Eric Rogers, DeAndrew White, Dres Anderson
Must impress: Devon Cajuste, DiAndre Campbell, Bryce Treggs

I don’t know that any of the 50-50 or “must impress” move up with the injury, but they are in a better position than they were 24 hours ago. We haven’t heard a ton out of the second year UDFAs. Cajuste had a good day on Thursday, but otherwise he and Treggs have also mostly been under the radar. The playing time and depth chart in the first preseason game could tell us a lot about this group.