Steelers defensive coordinator Dick leBeau confirmed with Steelers.com that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will start right away.
“I don’t want to overload their plate, but I would say they’re ahead of schedule,” said LeBeau regarding Shazier and Stephen Tuitt.
“I think Ryan’s going to start, and I could see Tuitt playing an awful lot of snaps.”
Pittsburgh must really believe in Shazier. They don’t usually start rookies so soon.