According to the latest depth chart released on Tuesday, Cameron Heyward is listed as the starting left defensive end over Ziggy Hood.
As we pointed out this morning, up until now, Heyward has seen the field primarily in the Steelers sub packages. Most of those times, he has been replacing Hood. When Heyward has played in the Steelers base defense, he has mostly been doing so in relief of Brett Keisel on the opposite side.
Being as Heyward is listed as the starter now, you would think he would see more time in the base defense on the left side, so that’s one thing to look for Sunday when the Steelers take on the New York Jets.
In other depth chart changes, Kelvin Beachum is now listed as the starting left tackle and is backed up by the newly acquired Levi Brown. In addition, Vince Williams is now listed as the lone starting buck inside linebacker as Kion Wilson is no longer listed as a co-starter.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) October 8, 2013