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« on: Aug 23, 2013 at 12:57 »

With Le'Veon Bell sidelined by a midfoot sprain, the Steelers added depth to their backfield via a rare player-for-player trade.

The Steelers acquired Felix Jones on Friday morning from the Eagles, shipping outside linebacker Adrian Robinson to Philadelphia for the veteran running back.


Jones, a first-round pick by Dallas in 2008, played five seasons for the Cowboys before signing with the Eagles in the offseason. The 5-foot-10, 215-pounder rushed for 2,728 yards and 11 touchdowns from 2008 to 2012 but never quite lived up to expectations in Dallas.

With Bell out for at least the first part of the regular season, Jones joins a rotation that includes Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and Baron Batch. Dwyer led the Steelers in rushing last season with 623 yards, but neither he nor Redman emerged as a feature back. That was a major reason why the Steelers took Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft and were giving him every opportunity to win the starting job.

Bell sprained his foot in a 24-13 loss at Washington on Monday night, and the Steelers got good news when a second opinion confirmed that he won't need surgery. But ESPN's Ed Werder has reported that Bell would be sidelined six to eight weeks even if his injury didn't require surgery.

To get Jones, the Steelers gave up Robinson, who made the team as an undrafted rookie in 2012 and played in 12 games on special teams.


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« Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 14:22 »

He was drafted w/in a few picks of Mendenhall.  He was underwhelming in Dallas, never came close to his perceived potential.  Who knows though, maybe a change of scenery flips the switch.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 14:49 »

#DESPERATION
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 16:48 »

Hate to see them give up on Robinson, and not just because I like the Harrisburg/Temple connection.  IMO, AR > Chris Carter, and Bell's injury should not have him sidelined long.  So, yeah, IMO it's sort of worthless.  What's Felix done?  Ever?
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 17:59 »

According to the Post Gazette Stephens-Howling has a mild mcl sprain and may miss the rest of pre-season.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/after-injuries-steelers-trade-for-eagles-running-back-felix-jones-700495/
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2013 at 19:27 »

Going back to their days at Arkansas, I always thought McFadden was the better of the two.  So, no, not excited.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2013 at 08:37 »

JOnes is no AP, but he's been a fairly consistent 10 carry per game back, averaging almost 5 YPC until last year, where I guess he fell out of favor.   He'll give us a veteran back there, and maybe the change of venue will help.  If Robinson was going to continue to be a fringe guy for another couple seasons, it's a no-lose trade.

Does it make us a SB favorite?  No, but it adds stability to a position full of question marks.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 24, 2013 at 12:10 »

There is a good chance that Robinson doesn't make the Iggles' final cut, it being halfway through preseason and having little time to learn another D.  He'll be available if the Steelers really want him.

Not that Michael Turner remains the pick here but he finished a bad season with 10 TDs and finds himself w/o a job
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 26, 2013 at 20:57 »

Jones had a decent season or two, then decided to "pack on a few extra pounds of muscle" during the offseason (heh) in order to better withstand the pounding of the NFL season.

That extra weight cost him his explosion.  He's never been the same since.

Might be a decent stopgap, tho.  At least he's appropriately motivated.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 02, 2013 at 14:53 »

Felix has looked good thus far.

Robinson released by the Eagles and picked up by the Broncos.  Good luck to him
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