The first Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart of the 2013 regular season is now out and it shows Jason Worilds and rookie Jarvis Jones listed as the co-starters at the right outside linebacker position.
On Monday, Jones only received one rep with the starters during practice, according to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, who also quoted fellow outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley as saying that we shouldn’t read too much into the three man rotation used by the first-team defense during the preseason.
Being as Jones is listed as a co-starter, we will just have to wait and see how he is used in the Sunday season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Head coach Mike Tomlin will hold his first press conference of the season on Tuesday, so there is a chance he might be asked about his initially plans for Jones. Whether or not he will be forthcoming with his answer is a different story.
As far as other notable depth chart listings, wide receiver Antonio Brown is listed as the top punt returner while running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is listed as the top kick returner.
Cody Wallace, who was signed to the roster on Sunday, is only listed as the backup center behind Maurkice Pouncey and Guy Whimper is only listed as the backup left guard to Ramon Foster after only playing right tackle and right guard during the preseason.
At the running back position, Isaac Redman is listed as a co-starter alongside rookie Le’Veon Bell, who is expected to sit out the opener with a sprained foot.