Philadelphia Eagles Trade Felix Jones to Pittsburgh Steelers for Adrian Robinson

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they have traded running back Felix Jones to the Pittsburgh Steelers for outside linebacker Adrian Robinson.

Robinson, signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in 2012, played 12 games as a rookie but failed to register a tackle. He will provide depth and competition at an outside linebacker position that is still trying to find its way for the Eagles. Trent Cole has passed early tests this preseason after being asked to pick his hand up off the ground for the first time in his career, while Brandon Graham is still trying to find his way at that position.

The Eagles trading Jones comes as little surprise. The Arkansas product had little chance to make this team after showing very little in the Eagles first two preseason games against the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers. Second-year University of Washington product Chris Polk has stood out during practices and has posted nine carries for 31 yards.

Pittsburgh was an ideal trade partner for the Eagles after running back Le’Von Bell suffered a foot injury.

Robinson recently appeared to fall out of favor with the Steelers coaching staff which made him expendable.

It will certainly be interesting to see where Robinson fits on the roster, and it could mean an early exit for either Casey Matthews or Jamar Chaney as the first round of cuts on August 27 is quickly approaching.

The trade is contingent on both Jones and Robinson passing physicals with their new respective teams.

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