The latest depth chart released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers includes one notable change on the defensive side of the football.
According to Bob Labriola, rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree is now listed as the starter on the left side ahead of veteran Arthur Moats. That move is not overly surprising, however, as Dupree has started the team’s last three games at that spot.
Another change to the @Steelers depth chart: Bud Dupree us now the starter at LOLB, with Arthur Moats No. 2 there.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) December 15, 2015
Dupree, the Steelers first-round draft pick this year out of Kentucky, enters Week 15 with 22 total tackles and 4 sacks. He’s been primarily used in a four-man rotation at outside linebacker so far this season and is usually on the field with Jarvis Jones.
In Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Dupree left the game early with a tailbone injury. After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin told the media that he thought Dupree suffered a minor lower back injury that might limit him this week in practice.
The (8-5) Steelers will host the Denver Broncos Sunday at Heinz Field and barring any setbacks this week, expect Dupree to start that game on the left side.