Steelers Depth Chart

A three-year view of the Steelers defensive line

A look back at the roster decisions made both in free agency and the draft that built the Steelers' current defensive line depth chart.

Thomas signed to play DE, says Colbert

Thomas received a contract roughly on the same level as what Tennessee gave Al Woods. The Steelers made Woods an offer presumably to start at defensive end.

Steelers Roster Projections: Quarterbacks

This is a feature package by Dale Grdnic providing a position-by-position look at the current players and what could occur during the upcoming months. This first story looks at the quarterbacks.

Haley indicates Beachum is LT, if healthy

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley indicated Kelvin Beachum will return to his starting role if he's able to play Sunday vs. Cincinnati.

Meet Eric Olsen and Rashad Butler

Both have interesting stories explaining their paths to the NFL, and both are versatile with game experience. Neither should be expected to start, and are bolstering what little depth the Steelers now have along the offensive line.

Tomlin to Jones: Work on the details

Whether it's working on the details, or simply being at a point where he can produce better than he has over the last three games, reducing rookie Jarvis Jones' playing time is the right move for the bigger picture.

William Gay now ahead of Cortez Allen on Steelers

Gay moves ahead of Allen on the depth chart against New England

Worilds ahead of Jones on depth chart

Jason Worilds has reclaimed the starting spot opposite LaMarr Woodley, ousting rookie Jarvis Jones.

Gay replaces Allen in starting spot in practice

It's more of a promotion for Gay than a demotion for Allen - who had a rough Week 4 return from injury.

Heyward to start over Hood in Week 6

Apparently, Cameron Heyward not starting over Ziggy Hood is more than just a sub-package thing. He'll get the start over Hood in Week 6 against the New York Jets. How much that impacts the defense remains to be seen, but changes are being made.

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Thomas to see more snaps, Clark less in Week 6

Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas will see his snap count increase in Week 6, as he'll begin playing more with the Steelers' base defense. As a result, Ryan Clark, the team's long-standing starter, will see fewer snaps.

Gilbert says he thinks he's staying on the right

The acquisition of Levi Brown only suggests he'll play left tackle. Marcus Gilbert all but confirmed that Wednesday afternoon.

The long and winding road of Kelvin Beachum

The jack of all trades replaces the master of none. Beachum's start over Mike Adams is not a long-term solution; Adams will eventually get his job back. Adams was taken in the second round, he won't be benched for a seventh-round pick for very long.

Mike Adams Benched for Kelvin Beachum

Beachum becomes the second Steelers player in five games to start at left tackle, replacing embattled OT Mike Adams, who made his first career start at the position in Week 1.

Beachum to rotate with Adams more than Gilbert

Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert will start today's game in London, but Kelvin Beachum will take the field in the same manner he did last week, only this time he will be spelling Adams rather than Gilbert.

Jones, Worilds co-starters

Jason Worilds will likely be the first player on the field when the Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn't necessarily see Worilds as being ahead of Jones.

Redman still a co-starter heading into Week 2

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin noted Redman did not play well against Tennessee, but he will get a chance to redeem himself against Cincinnati in Week 2.

Beachum to start at center against Bengals

The second-year offensive lineman will start at the third different position in his 17-game NFL career when the Steelers take on Cincinnati on Monday Night Football.

Vince Williams vs. Kion Wilson for starting ILB

Williams is listed as the starter on the depth chart over Wilson, but Wilson got the nod over Williams due to special teams' contributions in Week 1.

Steelers sign C/G Fernando Velasco

Velasco started all 16 games for the Titans in 2012, but was part of their final cuts this year after a subpar preseason.

Beachum will continue as situational tight end

The Steelers elected to go with five tight ends on the roster. Matt Spaeth was placed on the IR-designated to return list Tuesday, but his spot was filled with OLB Terence Garvin. Some of the reason may be because Kelvin Beachum can play TE.

Mesko to assume holding duties for Suisham

Mesko will assume the holding duties from recently released Drew Butler, the man he also replaced as the team's starting punter for the 2013 regular season.

Don't read too deep into depth charts

Mike Tomlin has issued warnings in the past of Steelers depth charts being more suggestion than scripture when it came to establishing work volume for players. Nothing has changed despite recent confusion.

Bell Out, Redman to start vs Titans

In his press conference today, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declared Bell out for Week 1, but had optimistic views on his recovery, and the recovery of starter Redman.

Miller off PUP, return still unknown

With Miller's presence but inability to play, the Steelers stocked up on tight ends, and they may not be done moving them around yet.

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