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Detroit Lions comprehensive depth chart: Preseason Game 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers

A quick reference guide for player viewing during the game.

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The Detroit Lions are headed to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in a Preseason Game 2 matchup. The Lions’ current roster stands at 85 players after this week’s transactions, which included:

This comprehensive depth chart is designed to give an expanded look at the current roster, and you will often see things that vary from traditional depth charts. Occasionally you will see a player listed at multiple positions. This happens when a player holds key roles at multiple spots and doesn’t fit into just one box.

Additionally, we added player numbers for easier tracking during the game, but there are some situations where two players have the same number. For example, safety Bobby Price and long snapper Scott Daly will both be wearing No. 47 in this game. Furthermore, the anticipated regular season starters are bolded, but they may not actually start Saturday night’s game. And finally, all rookies will have an * after their name.

Quarterback (4)

  • Jared Goff (16) - under consideration for rest
  • Tim Boyle (12) - ankle injury
  • David Blough (10) - shoulder
  • Jordan Ta’amu (8) - signed on Tuesday

Running back (7)

  • D’Andre Swift (32) - has been nursing a groin injury, not expected to play
  • Jamaal Williams (30)
  • Jermar Jefferson* (28)
  • Dedrick Mills* (36) - undisclosed
  • Godwin Igwebuike (35)
  • Craig Reynolds (46)
  • Javon Leake (40)

Fullback (1)

  • Jason Cabinda (45)

Wide receiver (12)

  • WR-Z - Tyrell Williams (6)
  • WR-X - Breshad Perriman (19) - hip
  • Slot - Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Quintez Cephus (87)
  • Victor Bolden (13)
  • Tom Kennedy (85)
  • Damion Ratley (17) - undisclosed injury
  • Geronimo Allison (18)
  • Sage Surratt* (15)
  • Javon McKinley* (83)
  • Darius Jennings (86)

Slot receiver

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown* (14)
  • Kalif Raymond (11)
  • Victor Bolden (13)
  • Tom Kennedy (85)
  • Darius Jennings (86)

Tight end (4 + 1)

Expected starting offensive line (13+1)

  • LT — Taylor Decker (68)
  • LG — Jonah Jackson (73)
  • C — Frank Ragnow (77)
  • RG — Halapoulivaati Vaitai (72)
  • RT — Penei Sewell* (58)

Reserve offensive line

  • LT/RT/G – Tyrell Crosby (65) - Grade-1 hamstring injury, not expected to play
  • OT/G - Matt Nelson (67)
  • L/RG – Logan Stenberg (71)
  • C Evan Brown (63)
  • R/LG Tommy Kraemer* (78)
  • OT - Dan Skipper (70)
  • OT - Darrin Paulo (66)
  • G/C Evan Heim (64)
  • C - Evan Boehm (62) - Injured reserve

Interior defensive line (11 + 1)

  • 4i - Michael Brockers (91) - has been on veteran’s rest most of camp
  • 3T - Nick Williams (97) - Removed from COVID-19 list on Thursday, injured at practice
  • NT - Alim McNeill* (54)
  • DL - Da’Shawn Hand (93) - undisclosed, not considered serious
  • DL - Jashon Cornell (96)
  • DL - Levi Onwuzurike* (75)
  • NT - John Penisini (98) - undisclosed
  • DL - Kevin Strong (92)
  • DL - Bruce Hector (76)
  • NT - Miles Brown (61) - undisclosed
  • NT - PJ Johnson (74)
  • Joel Heath (79) — Injured reserve

EDGE Rushers (7)

  • WILL - Trey Flowers (90)
  • SAM - Romeo Okwara (95)
  • Julian Okwara (99)
  • Charles Harris (53)
  • Austin Bryant (94)
  • Robert McCray (52)
  • Rashod Berry (45) - signed on Wednesday

Off-the-ball linebacker (7+1)

  • MIKE - Jamie Collins (8)
  • BUCK - Alex Anzalone (34)
  • Jahlani Tavai (51)
  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44)
  • Derrick Barnes* (55)
  • Anthony Pittman (57)
  • Tavante Beckett* (59)
  • Shaun Dion Hamilton (50) - Injured reserve

Cornerback (9)

Nickel corner

Safety (6)

  • FS - Tracy Walker (21)
  • SS - Will Harris (25)
  • Dean Marlowe (31)
  • C.J. Moore (38)
  • Jalen Elliott (42)
  • AJ Holder (33)

Kicking team (4)

  • P - Jack Fox (3)
  • K - Randy Bullock (4)
  • K - Zane Gonzalez (5)
  • LS - Scott Daly (47)

Kick/Punt returners

  • Kalif Raymond (11) - Punt and kick return
  • Victor Bolden (13) - Punt and kick return
  • Godwin Igwebuike (35) - Kick return
  • Javon Leake (40) - Kick return
  • Tom Kennedy (85) - Punt and kick return
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) - Punt and kick return
  • Darius Jennings (86) - Punt and kick return

Kick coverage specialists

  • Gunner - Bobby Price (47)
  • Gunner - Mike Ford (2)
  • Personal protector (PP) — C.J. Moore (38)
  • 5 phase - Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44)
  • 5 phase - Jason Cabinda (45)
  • 5 phase - Derrick Barnes* (55)

In the mix among the key roles on coverage units:

  • Ifeatu Melifonwu* (26) and Jerry Jacobs* (39) at gunner
  • Jalen Elliott (42) and Sage Surratt (15) at PP

At-a-glance

If you’re a more visual learner, here’s an at-a-glance look at what was discussed above: