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David DeCastro has not surpassed Ramon Foster on the depth chart, but he will join fellow rookie Mike Adams in the starting lineup on Thursday night, according to Tomlin. Via Steelers.com:
"Both guys finish and they're smart, young guys," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "We'll know more about them Thursday night."
Though DeCastro has taken longer to develop than anticipated, the skills are there and I am confident that he'll be in the starting lineup for the opener against the Denver Broncos.
Fifth Wide Receiver
Derrick Williams, Toney Clemons, Tyler Beiler, David Gilreath and Marquis Maze.
That's a lot of players competing for the Steelers' fifth wide receiver spot.
All have been plagued by drops, and all have flashed potential.
I would put Williams in the lead right now, but only because he's a veteran. But that does not mean I believe that he should make the roster.
Even if they're inconsistent, I would take a young receiver with a high upside over Williams.
If that is the case, Clemons would be the best option. He has size and speed and has made some very athletic receptions to go along with his drops.
Beiler has demonstrated some good skills, and Gilreath has flashed speed.
Maze rarely drops passes, but he has trouble getting open.
The coaching staff is waiting for one of these guys to step up. Thursday night will be as good of a time as ever.
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