Updated Depth Chart

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Depth Chart updated 11/5.

Pouncey is on IR/dfr. Eligible to practice after week 6, play after week 8, if his health allows him to do so.

This chart is a copy of the one posted by the Steelers.There are inconsistencies in the way that some players are used and their spot on the depth chart.  For instance, you might get the sense that Boykin would play over Cockrell or even Blake. Hubbard is also listed higher than Legursky on the depth chart, but has been a healthy scratch in every game. McCullers was also listed as probable Monday and was inactive at game time.

WR 84 Antonio Brown 10 Martavis Bryant   14  Sammie Coates
LT 78 Alejandro Villanueva   79 Byron Stingily
LG 73 Ramon Foster 74 Chris Hubbard  64 Doug “T-Rex” Legursky
C 72 Cody Wallace  74 Chris Hubbard  64 Doug “T-Rex” Legursky  53  Maurkice Pouncey IR/dfr
RG 66 David DeCastro  74  Chris Hubbard  64 Doug “T-Rex” Legursky
RT 77 Marcus Gilbert 79 Byron Stingily
TE 83 Heath Miller  89 Matt Spaeth  81 Jesse James
RB 34 DeAngelo Williams 30 Jordan Todman  44 Isaiah Pead
FB  46 Will Johnson 45 Roosevelt Nix
QB 7 Ben Roethlisberger 3 Landry Jones  2 Michael Vick 
WR 11 Markus Wheaton 88 Darrius Heyward-Bey 16 Jacoby Jones
LDE 97 Cameron Heyward 93 Cam M-Effin Thomas
NT 90 Steve McLendon 62 Daniel McCullers
RDE 91 Stephon Tuitt 96 L.T. Walton
LOLB  55 Arthur Moats  48 Bud Dupree  56 Anthony Chickillo
LILB 50 Ryan Shazier 51 Sean Spence  57 Terence Garvin
RILB 94 Lawrence Timmons 98 Vince Williams
ROLB  95 Jarvis Jones 92 James Harrison  56 Anthony Chickillo
LCB 22 William Gay  25 Brandon Boykin  24  Doran Grant
FS 23 Mike Mitchell  21 Robert Golden
SS  20 Will Allen 29 Shamarko Thomas
RCB 41 Antwon Blake 31 Ross Cockrell
P  4  Jordan Berry
PK  9

Chris Boswell

LS  60 Greg Warren
H  4  Jordan Berry
KR 15 Jacoby Jones 30 Jordan Todman  11 Markus Wheaton 
PR 84 Antonio Brown 15 Jacoby Jones 11 Markus Wheaton

Lowest tier guys and others eliminated by roster moves, below the break:

Practice Squad:

37 S Jordan Dangerfield

71 OT Matt Feller

67 C/G BJ Finney

54 ILB LJ Fort

85 TE Xavier Grimble

99 DE Caushaud Lyons

19 Shakim Phillips

33 RB Fitzgerald Toussaint

38 CB Isaiah Frey – No relation to Walder

16 WR/QB Tyler Murphy


31 CB Ross Cockrell Added 9/5 after roster cuts from the Bills, 4th round draft choice last year


S Jordan Dangerfield (7/24), Added back to the roster 8/8 in place of Isaiah Lewis.

OLB Shawn Lemon (7/29) Added to Reserve/PUP on 7/31.  Given an injury settlement & cut (8/3)

TE Michael Egnew (8/2)

RB Ross Scheuerman (8/2) – will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed – Released from Injured Reserve (8/28)

WR Eli Rogers (8/5) – will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed

TE  Rob Blanchflower (8/6) – will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed

DE Clifton Geathers (8/7) – Injured Reserve

S Isaiah Lewis (8/8) – will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed

WR Devin Gardner (8/11) –  will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed

K Shaun Suisham (8/12) – Injured Reserve

RB Cameron Stingly (8/12) – will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed. Released w Injury Settlement 8/17

QB Tajh Boyd (8/18)

LB Jordan Zumwalt (8/19) – will revert to Steelers IR if unclaimed.

WR David Nelson  (8-25) – Injured Reserve

QB Bruce Gradkowski  (8/26) Injured Reserve

CB Senquez Golson (8/31) Injured Reserve

K Garret Hartley (8/31) Injured Reserve

OT Mike Adams (8/31) Reserve/PUP – eligible to start practicing as early as Oct 19 and as late as Nov. 9th. Steelers will have to put him on the active roster or IR within 3 weeks of his removal from PUP.

8/31 Waived Injured: TE Cameron Clear, DE Niko Davis and TE Ray Hamilton

8/31 cuts: G Miles Dieffenbach, WR Kenzel Doe, WR C.J. Goodwin, RB Braylon Heard, DE Joe Kruger, DT Joe Okafor, OL Collin Rahrig, CB Jordan Sullen, OT Kevin Whimpey and S Ian Wild

Note, July 7 description:  38 S Ian Wild – The Steelers list him at 6′, 205 lbs. Winnipeg listed him at 208. There is a rumor that he’s up to 220 and is going to play ILB. I say, where? He’s behind Timmons, Shazier, Williams, Spence, Garvin and Zumwalt. Where is he going to fit and how are they going to get him reps? If this kid does anything at all in camp, and then gets cut, he will be the guy that fans are convinced will be claimed on waivers and become a Pro Bowler somewhere else.

P Brad Wing: (9/4) Traded to NY Giants for a Conditional 7th round draft choice

OT Kevin Palmer (9/4): Injured Reserve

9/4 cuts: CB Kevin FoggWR Jarrod West, WR Shakim Phillips, DE Ethan Hemer, NT Mike Thornton, ILB L.J. Fort, RB Jawon Chisholm, OLB Howard Jones, CB BW Webb

9/5 Steelers Transaction Report: Released RB Jawon Chisholm, RB Josh Harris, DL Matt Conrath, DL Ethan Hemer, DL Mike Thornton, S Jordan Dangerfield, S Alden Darby, S Gerod Holliman, OL Reese Dismukes, OL B.J. Finney, OL Doug Legursky, CB Kevin Fogg, CB B.W. Webb, LB L.J. Fort, LB Shayon Green, LB Howard Jones, WR Shakim Phillips and WR Jarrod West; Placed OL Kelvin Palmer and OL Mitchell Van Dyk on the team’s Waived/Injured List

9/6 Transactions:
Signed RB Jordan Todman; Claimed DE Caushaud Lyons; Released CB Doran Grant; Waived LB Anthony Chickillo.
Signed RB Dominique Brown, DB Jordan Dangerfield, OL Reese Dismukes, OL Antonio Johnson, LB L.J. Fort, LB Shayon Green, DE Ethan Hemer, WR Shakim Phillips, WR Jarrod West, and TE Harold Spears to the Practice Squad.

8 Responses to “Updated Depth Chart”

  1. TomPaulBillyBob

    Good stuff Ben, however, you’re criteria for determining a mainstay on the chart is a bit flawed–becasue we all know that Laundry Jones will both stick around AND he won’t make a difference….sorry, I couldn’t resist

    • abennihana

      I think Boyd has a shot. One quick observation though. They have 4 QBs, 6 if you count the reps that Murphy and Gardner are getting; but only 10 WRs. I wouldn’t be shocked if a WR gets added this week.

  2. Richie Leone was cut. So you don’t think Wheaton will make it in the slot?

    • abennihana

      Nice catch on Leone. Didn’t realize he was still on this chart and Wheaton is listed as a starter until Bryant pushes him aside which, TBH, I expect by about week 1 or 2. But yes, I expect Wheaton wil make it as the slot guy. I also think the inside is a better fit for him.

      • tennbob

        Sorry Ben I totally missed the second row of WR’s.

        • abennihana

          No apologies necessary.

  3. copanut

    Thanks for this as always, abennihana.

  4. abennihana

    July 24, 2015 – 11:50 am
    The @steelers have signed OT Kevin Palmer & released S Jordan Dangerfield. Retweeted by Ray Fittipaldo

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