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Jarvis Jones | Linebacker | #95

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 248
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (17) / PIT
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Steelers OLBs coach Joey Porter said he wants to use less of a rotation this season.
Sophomore Bud Dupree spent all of his rookie season rotating with Arthur Moats while Jarvis Jones played fewer snaps than James Harrison despite starting 15 games. Even with Moats and Harrison back, the Steelers want Dupree and Jones to play more snaps. "I don’t think the rotation will be what it was," Porter said. "If (Jones and Dupree) are going to play like we think they can, I’m going to play the hot hand." The Steelers declined Jones' fifth-year option in May, making this a contract year for the 2013 first-rounder. Aug 1 - 11:48 AM

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The Steelers declined OLB Jarvis Jones' 2017 fifth-year option.

It would have paid Jones an $8.4 million salary in 2017. It likely wasn't an easy decision for the Steelers, but Jones has failed to meet expectations as the 17th overall pick in the 2013 draft. He has just five career sacks.
Source: ESPN.com
May 2 - 8:57 PM

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review speculates the Steelers' decision whether or not to pick up OLB Jarvis Jones' fifth-year option could hinge on the draft.

"I think it is safe to say once we get through the draft it will affect how we do business with our veteran players," said GM Kevin Colbert. The No. 17 overall pick in 2013, Jones has failed to live up to expectations, especially as a pass rusher. He has just five sacks through three seasons, and Colbert was honest about the team's disappointment with his production earlier this offseason. The option would cost the Steelers $8.3 million in 2017. The deadline for a decision is May 2.
Apr 26 - 11:27 AM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert admits the team has been disappointed with OLB Jarvis Jones' sack production.

"Jarvis was better to a certain extent," Colbert said of Jones' 2015. "You'd still like to see more sack production." Jones started 15 games last season, playing 532 snaps, but still managed only two sacks. The No. 17 overall pick of the 2013 draft has five through 36 NFL games. Going into the final year of his rookie deal, it's no better than 50-50 that the Steelers pick up Jones' fifth-year team option.
Feb 16 - 3:35 PM

Steelers third-year OLB Jarvis Jones admits he's still trying to regain the mobility in his previously-injured wrist.

Jones hurt his wrist Week 3 last season and missed 10 games on I.R./designated for return. "Trying to get my mobility in it," Jones said. "They say I won’t get it all back but I’m trying to make the most of it." Jones received poor marks across the board from Pro Football Focus last season, but is expected to open the season as the starter, ahead of James Harrison and opposite Arthur Moats.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:51:00 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 09:43:00 PM

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

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QB1Ben Roethlisberger
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3Bruce Gradkowski
4Dustin Vaughan
5Bryn Renner
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
5Brandon Brown-Dukes
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1David Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
4Issac Blakeney
5Canaan Severin
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Eli Rogers
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Shakim Phillips
5Levi Norwood
WR31Sammie Coates
TE1Ladarius Green
2Jesse James
3Xavier Grimble
4Paul Lang
5Michael Cooper
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
3Matt Feiler
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
3Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
3B.J. Finney
RG1David DeCastro
2Cole Manhart
3Shahbaz Ahmed
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Jerald Hawkins
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell