No big surprises as Steelers release first depth chart
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin released his first depth chart of the preseason ahead of Sunday's Hall of Fame game against Minnesota, but it probably didn't take too much effort.
The starting lineup will pick up right where if left off from last season on both sides of the ball. Martavis Bryant, expected to make a push as the team's No. 2 receiver, is listed on the second team behind starter Markus Wheaton. Bryant may miss Sunday's action after undergoing surgery for an elbow infection over the weekend. Third-round pick Sammie Coates is listed as a third-teamer while collegiate quarterbacks Devin Gardner and Tyler Murphy are on the fourth string.
Also of note, Landry Jones is listed ahead of Tajh Boyd for the third quarterback spot. Rookie tight end Jesse James is listed third on the depth chart behind Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth, ahead of Rob Blanchflower.
On defense, Arthur Moats and Jarvis Jones are listed as the starters at outside linebacker ahead of James Harrison and No. 1 pick Bud Dupree. The newly acquired Brandon Boykin is listed as a second-team corner along with Antwon Blake behind starters William Gay and Cortez Allen.