Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt will miss Tuesday's game against the Ravens after landing on the COVID list. That gives Tyson Alualu a starting opportunity in a matchup with tackle upside. And Robert Griffin III stepping in for Lamar Jackson (also on the COVID list) likely adds sack upside.
The Jaguars will start Andre Branch and Tyson Alualu at DE in Friday night's exhibition opener and Ziggy Hood and Abry Jones at DT, according to Jacksonville.com. Veteran D-linemen Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), Chris Clemons (undisclosed), Roy Miller (knee) and Jared Odrick (knee) have all been ruled out. It'll be nice to see what Branch can do in a starting role, but all the injuries make it clear that we'll need to wait to see how the Jacksonville D-line settles out.