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Jarvis Jones | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Georgia
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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. Mar 2 - 4:33 PM

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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."
Jan 2 - 11:26 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

Steelers first-round pick Jarvis Jones has been released from the hospital after tests on his chest came back negative.

The Steelers can breathe a sigh of relief. The 17th overall pick in April's draft, Jones suffered the injury in Saturday night's preseason game following an interception. He should be all systems go for the season opener.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Steelers first-round OLB Jarvis Jones was taken to the hospital to have a chest injury examined Saturday night.

Jones intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's preseason game and exited shortly after. It's not believed to be a long-term injury, rather just a scare. Jones is competing with Jason Worilds for the starting job opposite LaMarr Woodley. He's going to see plenty of action this season even if he isn't considered a "starter."
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones believes his experience in a 3-4 defense will make his NFL transition easier than a typical rookie.

Georgia's defensive coordinator, Todd Grantham, has NFL roots and ran a 3-4 defense with the Bulldogs. Even so, Jones acknowledges there "may be more to do here, and it may be more complex," but believes his time with Grantham gives him an "advantage with the Steelers." Jones played both left and right outside linebacker at Georgia, but will only be asked to play on the right side for the Steelers. He has a chance to be their first rookie starter on defense since 2001.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 08:44:00 AM

The Steelers have "privately acknowledged" that first-round pick Jarvis Jones could be their first rookie defender to start since 2001.

The last rookies to start on Pittsburgh's defense were Kendrell Bell and Casey Hampton over a decade ago. The National Football Post's Len Pasquarelli writes there's a "decent chance" Jones will beat out Jason Worilds for the starting job opposite LaMarr Woodley. Expect the loser to still rotate into games often.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 11:41:00 PM

No rookie has started on the Steelers' defense since 2001.

Kendrell Bell and Casey Hampton both started as rookies on Pittsburgh's 2001 defense. Jarvis Jones is trying to end the 11-year drought by beating out Jason Worilds for James Harrison's old right outside linebacker role. "He's showing us things," LBs coach Keith Butler said of Jones. "And if he keeps showing those things he's going to be a big part of (the defense), hopefully."
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Steelers ILB Larry Foote doesn't believe first-round OLB Jarvis Jones will start as a rookie.

The Steelers have a history of bringing their rookies along slowly, and they've already been developing Jason Worilds for three seasons. "It's going to be difficult (for Jones to start immediately), especially outside," Foote said. "There is so much technique, (knowing) where you've got to line up, inside or outside." Still, the talent gap between Jones and Worilds is wide. He'll get plenty of snaps opposite LaMarr Woodley.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:54:00 AM

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3Landry Jones
4Brendon Kay
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
4Stephen Houston
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Justin Brown
4Derek Moye
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Martavis Bryant
4Lanear Sampson
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3David Paulson
4Michael Palmer
5Rob Blanchflower
K1Shaun Suisham