With the Pittsburgh Steelers Back in practice on Monday, there’s been plenty of news about the team as they prepare for the regular season. After announcing team captains earlier today, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released an updated depth chart ahead of their Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cincinnati Bengals.
There are several key notes in the depth chart when it comes to this weekend’s game. Let’s break it down into offensive, defensive and special teams.
The quarterback position is something many have been watching throughout the preseason. Even without an official announcement, the quarterback depth chart hasn’t changed since training camp where it’s still Mitch Trubisky with the first team, Mason Rudolph with the second team, followed by Kenny Pickett at the third. square.
There were no big surprises on the Steelers’ depth chart on the offensive line. Dan Moore Jr. is the left tackle with Trent Scott listed as a backup. Kevin Dotson appears to have won the starting left guard position as many expected and he has Kendrick Green listed as his reserve. Mason Cole is the team’s first center followed by JC Hassenauer. James Daniels is listed as the only player at right guard while Chuks Okorafor is the right tackle along with Jesse Davis with the second team.
At running back, Najee Harris is listed as a starter with Derek Watt is the only player listed at fullback. In a move many Steelers fans think is coming, Jaylen Warren is listed as the second running back on the depth chart, followed by Benny Snell Jr. in third place.
As for receivers, three players are on the first team with Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and George Pickens. The other three receivers on the roster, Gunner Olszewski, Steven Simms and Miles Boykin, are all on the second team. As for tight end, Pat Freiermuth is listed with the first team with Zach Gentry next on the depth chart followed by Connor Heyward.
On the defensive line, Cameron Heyward is listed as the starting defensive tackle, followed by Isaiahh Loudermilk and DeMarvin Leal as the second team. The defensive end position has Larry Ogunjobi with the first team followed by Chris Wormley. Finally, Tyson Alualu is the starting nose tackle with Montravius Adams in reserve.
To no one’s surprise, TJ Watt is still listed as the starting outside linebacker on the left side, followed by Malik Reed. Despite missing all of preseason, Alex Highsmith is listed as the right-hand starter with Jamir Jones next on the list.
Myles Jack is the main man at inside linebacker, with Devin Bush eventually getting the other starting spot. Robert Spillane and rookie Mark Robinson are listed as the next two backups. Marcus Allen is listed as the team’s third linebacker after missing the entire 2022 preseason.
The cornerback position was a positional battle to strive for. At left cornerback, Ahkello Witherspoon is listed as a starter with James Pierre with the second team. On the right side is Cam Sutton with the first team followed by a Levi Wallace. Arthur Maulet is listed as the only cornerback under the nickel position.
There are no surprises at the safe position as Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds have the starting spots free and strong safety respectively. Tre Norwood backs Fitzpatrick with Miles Killebrew on reserve safe.
The Steelers’ three specialists are listed as expected with Chris Boswell as kicker, Pressley Harvin III as punter and starter, and Christian Kuntz as long snapper. Ginner Olszewski is listed as both a punt returner and a kick returner. As for the reserve, it’s Steven Sims for both positions.
For a full breakdown of the depth chart, check out Dave Schofield and Jeff Hartman in the BTSC Breaking News podcast below: