“We were texting [Friday],” Higgins said, via ESPN.com. “He’s in good spirits. We don’t talk about anything about the field or anything. We just talk about, ‘Hey, what’s up bro? How you doing?’ We’re not too concerned. We know Josh is handling his business off the field. When he comes back, he’ll be ready to go.”
- Steelers HC Mike Tomlin announced that OLB Bud Dupree is in the concussion protocol. (Jeremy Fowler)
- The Steelers release first depth chart of the year and Jeremy Fowler notes that Pittsburgh has Vance McDonald in place as their starting tight end with ILB Tyler Matakevich starting over Jon Bostic.
- The quarterback depth chart is 1) Ben Roethlisberger, 2) Landry Jones, 3) Joshua Dobbs, 4) Mason Rudolph.