Jarvis Jones Injury Update: Steelers rookie linebacker expected to be ready for season opener

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The pessimism born from images of Jones leaving Heinz Field on a stretcher Saturday night has subsided, as Gerry Dulac reports the rookie linebacker should be ready to go in Week 1 against the Titans.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were extremely careful with their first round draft pick when he suffered a chest injury on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs.  After all tests came back negative, he is now expected to be ready for the season opener against the Tennessee Titans.

Dulac, writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, does not expound upon rumors of 'deep bruising' as reported earlier by ProFootballTalk.com, citing no specifics about the injury.

The Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers in their fourth and final game of the preseason on Thursday night, and then enjoy a ten day break before kicking off the regular season with the Titans.  The team will welcome the extended break to rest up a number of starters and quality reserves dealing with nagging injuries resulting from a physical training camp and preseason.

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