Pittsburgh Steelers Acquire Felix Jones in a Trade

By Michael Terrill
Pittsburgh Steelers Acquire Felix Jones in a Trade
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The Philadelphia Eagles have traded running back Felix Jones to the Pittsburgh Steelers for linebacker Adrian Robinson. The reason for the trade was because Jones, who was the No. 4 running back on the depth chart, did not appear likely to make the Philadelphia’s 53-man roster. The Steelers are hoping the 26-year-old will be able to provide quality depth; however, the full impact is still up in the air.

Jones rushed for 2,728 yards and 11 touchdowns on 569 carries for the Dallas Cowboys over a five-year span. He also hauled in 127 receptions for 1,062 yards and three touchdowns.

Even though the Cowboys and Eagles both gave up on Jones, it does not mean that he still does not have anything left in the tank. He is a talented back who could do wonders for the offense out of the backfield. In fact, do not be surprised if Jones emerges as the one who gets the most carries in the ensuing weeks. Pittsburgh does not have any studs at the running back position, especially with Le’Veon Bell dealing with a foot injury, which means it is anybody’s ball game.

Personally, I believe it is a great move for the Steelers, as well as, Jones. The veteran will get a solid opportunity to prove his career is not over. In fact, he could become a star player for Pittsburgh. All he has to do is use his experience playing the position to his advantage by putting forth a good effort while also producing when he is on the gridiron. Not to mention, showing the ability to protect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on passing downs.

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