Kelvin Beachum To Start At Left Tackle Against Jets

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum will start Sunday against the New York Jets at left tackle.

This will be the first career start for Beachum at left tackle for the Steelers 2012 seventh-round draft pick.

The Steelers not only demoted tackle Mike Adams following the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, they also decided not to dress him against the Jets as he is one of the seven inactives for the game.

Newly acquired tackle Levi Brown is dressed and will presumably back up Beachum at the left tackle spot.

In other offensive line news, guard Ramon Foster will indeed start against the Jets. Foster has been working through a pectoral strain but did manage to practice fully this week and was listed as probable on the Friday injury report.

  • Dom

    What a strange rise in fortunes for Kelvin eh?

  • cencalsteeler

    Great move! Let’s see what Kelvins got. Can’t get much worse, can it?

  • Matt Manzo

    Half n hour away baby! Is everyone stretching and warming up? Let’s try positive thinking this game, if we all stay positive the whole game, we should be able to will a win!!!! Please God!

  • 20Stoney

    I hope not. I’ve been a huge critic of Adams, but I have to wonder if they should have at least dressed him today and given Brown a little time to get up to speed. If Foster goes down again, it could be really bad.