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Jarvis Jones | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Georgia
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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert views the team's starting right outside linebacker position as an "open competition" between Jarvis Jones and James Harrison.
It's telling that Jones has to hold off a 37-year-old just to keep his job. The 17th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Jones has been exposed as a sub-NFL-caliber athlete through two seasons while also battling myriad injuries. He has three sacks in 21 games and looks every bit a draft bust. PFF gave Jones a positive pass-rush grade in just one of his seven 2014 appearances. Mar 22 - 9:43 PM

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Steelers activated OLB Jarvis Jones (wrist) from injured reserve/designated for return.

Jones resumed practicing last week and will return Sunday against the Bengals. He should start opposite Jason Worilds, with James Harrison moving into a situational role when healthy. The Steelers are also expected to get ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) back this week.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones (wrist surgery) is practicing Monday.

Jones remains on injured reserve with a designation for return. Assuming all goes smoothly, he'll likely be activated sometime in the next two weeks. This Steelers defense desperately needs Jones, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier and even Ike Taylor back as soon as possible.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Steelers placed OLB Jarvis Jones (wrist surgery) on injured reserve-designated for return.

Jones must miss at least eight weeks on the list, robbing Pittsburgh of its 2013 first-round pick until no sooner than Week 12. Ineffective when healthy, Jones has three sacks through 803 career snaps. The red flags were there for the Steelers in Jones' Combine numbers. He's not an explosive pass rusher, and now he's on the shelf. Pittsburgh's defense opened the season playing poorly. It was ransacked by serious injuries in Sunday night's win over Carolina.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones needs wrist surgery and is out indefinitely.

Jones' rocky start to his NFL career continues. In 17 games since the Steelers took him 17th overall, Jones has produced three sacks and two quarterback hits on 803 snaps. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Arthur Moats.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones was forced from Sunday night's game against the Panthers with a wrist injury.

He's done for the night. Arthur Moats will replace Jones in base sets.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 10:30:00 PM

The Steelers want 2013 first-round pick Jarvis Jones to "hit the weight room" this offseason.

Jones was "overwhelmed at times" as a rookie, failing to maintain a starting job when LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds were both healthy, and scuffling as a pass rusher. He did earn positive marks in PFF's run-defense grades. As the Steelers are expected to decide between Woodley and Worilds in free agency, Jones is scheduled to enter 2014 locked into the starting lineup.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones is fully expected to be a starter in 2014.

The Steelers are only expected to retain one of Jason Worilds and LaMarr Woodley. That means we can pen in Jones as a starter despite a wayward rookie season that saw him post one sack and get benched for ineffectiveness. Jones, the No. 17 overall pick last April, knows he has a long way to go. "I need to get stronger, I need to get faster, I need to become a better student of the game," he said. "There's a lot of stuff I need to work on."
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 11:26:00 AM

Jarvis Jones (illness) is inactive for Week 16 at Green Bay.

Jones was expected to replace Lamarr Woodley (calf, I.R.) in the starting lineup. It'll now be Chris Carter and Jason Worilds at outside 'backer. Also inactive for the Steelers are QB Landry Jones, WR Derek Moye, DB Isaiah Green, OLB Jamaal Westerman, OL David Snow, and DL Hebron Fangupo.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Jarvis Jones has been demoted back behind Jason Worilds on the depth chart.

Speaking Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin said Jones has to play better from an assignment standpoint. He added that Worilds' attention to detail has been better. It's a disappointing turn of events for the No. 17 overall pick in the draft, as he was making a few flash plays each game.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Steelers declared OLB Jarvis Jones (concussion) inactive for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Ravens.

It's unclear if Jones was cleared or not, but players that don't practice for Mike Tomlin rarely play. The impact rookie should be able to get back next week. The rest of the Steelers inactives: QB Landy Jones, WR Markus Wheaton, CB Curtis Brown, RB Isaac Redman, TE Richard Gordon and NT Hebron Fangupo.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones (questionable, concussion) will be a game-time decision for Week 7 against the Ravens.

Jones returned to a limited practice Friday and is currently in the final stage of the league's concussion protocol. He has 18 tackles through five games (four starts), but has yet to record a sack this season.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Jones suffered the injury in Sunday's victory, but didn't alert the team to his symptoms until Monday. He'll almost certainly miss this week's game against the Ravens, and should be considered week to week. Jones has 18 tackles through five games, but has yet to notch a sack.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Steelers first-round OLB Jarvis Jones is running with the starters at practice this week.

One week into the season and we already have a changing of the guard. Jason Worilds started in Week 1, ensuring that the Steelers defense would have a rookie in their starting 11 for the first time since Kendrell Bell in 2001. But the talent gap here is wide, as Jones showed while making three tackles for a loss on his 26 snaps against the Titans.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Jarvis Jones will come off the bench behind Jason Worilds in Sunday's opener against the Titans.

The Steelers haven't had a rookie starter on defense since 2011 and they're not going to break that trend now. Jones, the No. 17 overall pick this year, will rotate into sub-packages at right outside linebacker and get after the quarterback. He should eventually surpass Worilds.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:37:00 PM