It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers might be without guard Justin Cheadle, who needed to be carted off the field Monday with a knee or leg injury, as the latest depth chart now has Guy Whimper as the backup right guard behind Ramon Foster.
Whimper, who was signed as a free agent earlier in the offseason following his release from the Jacksonville Jaguars, played 16 snaps at right tackle in the preseason opener Saturday night against New York Giants.
The move to left guard is an interesting one for Whimper as he has predominantly played right tackle his entire NFL career. When the Steelers take on the Washington Redskins Monday night in their second preseason game, it will be interesting to see if he winds up following Foster in to the game at left guard.
The Steelers like their offensive linemen to be as position flexible as possible and they might indeed be looking at keeping only eight offensive linemen on their initial 53 man roster to start the season.