Steelers Week 2 Depth Chart Has Jarvis Jones Listed As Co-Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their second depth chart of the 2013 season and it includes some notable changes.

Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, who played nearly half the snaps in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, is now listed as the co-starter at right outside linebacker alongside Jason Worilds. Jones registered one tackle on defense for a stop Sunday as he tackled Titans running back Chris Johnson in the backfield for a loss after coming off the edge unblocked.

With center Maurkice Pouncey now out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, second year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum is currently listed as the starter. That could change very soon, however, as the Steelers signed Fernando Velasco on Monday to eventually start. Velasco is currently listed as the backup.

With inside linebacker Larry Foote now lost for the season with a torn biceps, the Steelers have listed Kion Wilson, who replaced Foote late in the game Sunday, as the starter alongside Lawrence Timmons. Rookie draft pick Vince Williams is now listed as the backup to Wilson at the BUCK position.

Running back Jonathan Dwyer was re-signed on Monday, but he remains buried on the depth chart behind Felix Jones, who is listed as the backup to co-starters Isaac Redman and Le’Veon Bell.

  • Jay Jaber

    i dont like this 3 man rotation

  • Mkeller

    It will only last a short while longer. If…and I’m saying if……they go 0-3 which isn’t impossible they’ll have Jarvis in there full time if healthy.

  • Matthew Marczi

    I don’t think the team’s record matters, I think it’s all about how the two perform. I can see Jones becoming the starter as early as week 5 after the bye week. However, if that happens, I believe the rotation will still continue anyway.

  • Marcus

    Wow, with all the ILB that played so well this preseason they go with Wilson? I thought out of all of them he stood out the least. They must know something I don’t because I am stunned!

  • Pete

    I really like how Jarvis Jones has performed so far. I’d say he’s well on his way to proving his worth. He has that fire that you like to see and he’s always around the ball. Not a bad way of easing him into the starter position.

  • Gene Parmesan

    Could either Jones or Worilds move inside?

  • RedCarpetDefense

    A knee jerk reaction to possibly fan response from this weekend. To list co-starters is simply as asinine as one could get. If Jarvis is outplaying Jason than NAME HIM the starter if not then don’t. They did no favors to Worilds by doing this…what is going on?

  • Soliciting Steelers

    I don’t see any reason why Worilds can’t move to ILB…D’te Thomas said so last year on the draft podcast that he knows Worilds personally and he is capable…

  • steeltown

    Jarvis is as well

  • steeltown

    I see Cody Wallace is backing up RG, I hope he has that versatility..and I HOPE that Velasco can learn the Offense quickly so Beachum doesn’t have to play Center, he might be needed elsewhere before long

  • Soliciting Steelers

    Agreed but Jarvis prolly doens’t know the defense well enough to make the calls, remember Foote makes the D-calls not Timmons, plus Jones is the better OLB even as a rookie and if Worilds flashes in Footes spot then, hey, maybe he’s not a bust, Tomlin can save face and we get some production out of a 2nd rd pick :)…if we can sign him which seems to be tough to do lately LOL

  • steeltown

    I think its been said that Timmons will make the calls moving forward.. but it would be nice to get all of these guys on the field at the same time that’s for sure

  • Bob Graff

    one tackle, i mean a tackling dummy could get one tackle. ‘He has that fire” is BS fire would be 9 tackles 3 for loss 1 sack and a forced fumble. WTH are you talking about one tackle” fire”?????

  • Fr33th1nk3r

    How many snaps was he in the game for, Bob? For him to have 9 tackles, 3 for a loss and 1 sack– he would have had to be in for a minimum of 10 snaps and that is assuming he makes a splash play on every down.

  • Bob Graff

    Point being he made one play. He played over 50% of the defenses snaps . Again one play . My examples are very accurate and are realistic when you are playing a football game and you are on defense. 9 tackles 3 for loss and a sack would mean you’re on fire. Playing OLB in a 3-4 D and only getting 1 tackle . Well that is what it is sir nothing more nothing less. Sing that BS some where else. So far he has made 1 unassisted tackle while going unblocked. THAT’S THE TRUTH

  • Bob Graff

    Really what games were you watching? And who exactly played well this preseason i was told they were waiting to show there stuff in the opener.

  • Marcus

    You are saying really to me? Their IL played well all preseason as did the majority of the defense in general. Go look at the stats, Brian Rolle and Williams lead team in tackle s this preseason.