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Landry Jones | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: Oklahoma
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Steelers QB Landry Jones has a "pretty severe" low-ankle sprain, and is expected to be the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback after the bye.
Jones flubbed his chance to make an impression during Ben Roethlisberger's (short) absence. Mike Vick will back up Big Ben in Week 12. Nov 16 - 3:29 PM

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Landry Jones will have an MRI on his left ankle.

Jones could not put weight on his foot as he was helped off the field Week 10 against the Browns. If the injury is serious, Pittsburgh would likely bring in outside quarterback help over the bye. It is clear they do not trust Michael Vick as the backup.
Nov 16 - 11:10 AM

Landry Jones exited the Steelers' Week 10 game against the Browns with a left ankle injury and is questionable to return.

He couldn't put weight on his foot and had to be helped off the field. Jones was later carted to the locker room. Ben Roethlisberger, who was only supposed to play in case of an emergency, has entered the game in his place. The Steelers would be wise to keep Roethlisberger out of harm's way by putting him in the shotgun.
Nov 15 - 1:27 PM

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal confirmed Landry Jones is expected to start Sunday against the Browns.

Ben Roethlisberger is active but he'll only be used if Jones gets hurt. Michael Vick was a healthy scratch. Roethlisberger should be back under center after the Steelers' bye week. Jones lost his only other start, completing 16-of-29 passes for 209 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against the Chiefs in Week 7. DeAngelo Williams should be in for a field day against Cleveland's league-worst run defense.
Nov 15 - 12:54 PM

Landry Jones completed 16-of-29 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to Kansas City.

He also lost a late-game fumble on a mammoth hit by Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali, who rushed off the weak side, where LT Kelvin Beachum (ACL) normally would have lined up. Jones' performance wasn't quite as bad as the statistics show, but he was managed very conservatively by OC Todd Haley, who didn't dial up any shot plays until the game was out of reach. The Steelers will welcome back Ben Roethlisberger (knee) with open arms in Week 8 against the Bengals. Jones has earned the Steelers' top backup job, ahead of Michael Vick.
Oct 25 - 4:21 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Landry Jones will start Week 7 Sunday against the Chiefs.

This was the expectation all along, though Ben Roethlisberger (knee) made it interesting by trying to suit up. The Steelers haven't officially ruled Roethlisberger out so it's possible he could dress and serve as Jones' backup. Tyler Murphy is also a candidate for backup duty with Michael Vick (hamstring) sidelined. We're guessing Roethlisberger will be back at the helm next week against Cincinnati.
Oct 25 - 9:47 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "nothing has changed" regarding the Steelers' plans to start Landry Jones in Week 7.

Ben Roethlisberger (knee) was surprisingly listed as questionable as opposed to doubtful on Friday's injury report, but the Steelers' plan all week has been to give Jones the nod. It's believed there's a long-shot chance Big Ben could talk his way into allowing the Steelers to give him the Week 7 start. At best, Roethlisberger should be viewed as a game-time decision.
Oct 23 - 2:54 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the team is operating as if Landry Jones will start at quarterback against the Chiefs.

It is just coach speak from Tomlin. Ben Roethlisberger will test out his injured knee in practice on Wednesday. If that goes well, Roethlisberger will play. If it does not, Jones will likely get the start. The Steelers would have to add a backup quarterback if both Roethlisberger and Michael Vick (hamstring) are sidelined this week.
Oct 20 - 12:22 PM

Landry Jones completed eight of 12 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns with one rushing attempt for -1 yard in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Cardinals.

He took over in the third quarter after Michael Vick suffered a hamstring injury. Jones made the Cardinals pay for letting the Steelers hang around. He showed instant chemistry with Martavis Bryant, throwing to him on both of his touchdown passes. Jones looked poised in the pocket and delivered strong accurate throws, something Vick couldn’t accomplish in his two-plus quarters under center. After igniting a Steelers offense that had been stuck in neutral for the better part of three weeks, it appears Jones has overtaken Vick as the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Ben Roethlisberger. If Ben isn’t cleared for next week’s game at Kansas City, look for the former Oklahoma Sooner to make his first NFL start.
Oct 18 - 5:08 PM

Landry Jones completed 16-of-32 passes for 135 yards in the Steelers' Hall of Fame Game clash with the Vikings.

Jones' worst throw came on a well-run red-zone double-move by Sammie Coates, who got wide open but was badly overthrown by his quarterback. With that said, two of Jones' throws near the goal line in the second quarter should've been caught by intended targets Devin Gardner and Jesse James for touchdowns. Jones looks the part as a tall pocket passer, but gets frenetic under duress and his accuracy is erratic to be kind. He's in danger of not making the Steelers' 53, even as a former fourth-round pick with only injured Bruce Gradkowski between Jones and Ben Roethlisberger on the depth chart.
Aug 9 - 10:12 PM

Landry Jones may play the entire game in Sunday's preseason opener against the Vikings.

Jones has shown nothing through his first two NFL seasons, and the Steelers have decided this preseason is his moment of truth. "He has had his moments before, but none more definitive than this in this part of his career," QBs coach Randy Fichtner said. "He is getting a whole lot of work with (the 1s and 2s), and now is the time to let this all come together." Jones is in danger of losing No. 3 duties to Tajh Boyd.
Aug 8 - 1:13 PM

Third-year Steelers backup QB Landry Jones said Sunday "I have to figure out what style of quarterback I’m going to be."

Yeah, might want to figure that out. Jones has failed to put any pressure on journeyman backup Bruce Gradkowski through two NFL seasons, and is now feeling heat from Tajh Boyd for the Steelers' third-string job. Following OTAs, OC Todd Haley characterized Jones' practice performance as "a little up and down."
Jul 26 - 2:35 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Landry Jones' accuracy "hasn't improved."

It's not a surprise. Jones has been scattershot going back to his days at Oklahoma. The 2013 fourth-rounder is battling Tajh Boyd for No. 3 duties, and could easily lose his spot on the Steelers' 53-man roster. Jones simply isn't an NFL-level talent.
Jun 4 - 3:26 PM

Landry Jones and Tajh Boyd are competing for the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback job.

Both players have been thoroughly terrible during their short careers. The Steelers have held onto former fourth-rounder Jones through two years, but he's been really bad both of his preseasons, completing 51.8 percent of his passes with a 2:4 TD:INT ratio. Boyd was a failed sixth-rounder of the Jets last year.
May 6 - 3:37 PM

Steelers 2013 fourth-round pick Landry Jones is struggling with accuracy for the second straight offseason.

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jones' "passes are not finding their mark," and it's been an issue through five OTA practices after Jones managed a 45.5 completion rate last preseason. Jones is at least aware, conceding "probably some accuracy issues" have been his biggest downfall. Jones completed 66 percent of his passes as a senior at Oklahoma. "Yeah, but the windows were a lot bigger," he admitted. "Everything contracts; it’s a lot different here."
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Michael Vick
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
GLB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Markus Wheaton
3Sammie Coates
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Jacoby Jones
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
LT1Alejandro Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2Doug Legursky
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell