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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Steelers Injury Update: Jarvis Jones returns to practice


By on 11/26/2014 07:00:00 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers sophomore LB Jarvis Jones officially returned back to practice on Tuesday. Jones, the former first round selection out of Georgia, was a limited participant in practice after missing time due to a wrist injury.

 The news was reported via NFL.com as well as Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Bob Labriola.

Jones was a phenom for the University of Georgia, recording 86 tackles, 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception in his final season. He ended up registering 40 tackles, four passes defended and three tackles for loss during his rookie season. This season, Jones recorded 14 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble before being sent to injured reserve due to an unfortunate wrist injury.

 According to NFL.com's Kevin Patra, "the Pittsburgh Steelers are also bringing outside linebacker Jarvis Jones off IR-recall. The team announced that Jones practiced with the team Monday, opening the three-week window for his return. He can be activated through Dec. 15."


The Steelers are amidst one of the tightest division races in all of football with all four AFC North teams having seven wins and at least three losses. Jones will assure this Steelers team of a LB presence in a LB corps that has been relatively successful.

The sophomore line backer should have an immediate impact for the Steelers, a team already stacked with James Harrison and Jason Worilds. If Jones ends up being added to the 53-man roster by the end of the three week period, he could have an impact on Pittsburgh's 10th-ranked rush defense come playoff time.


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