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Will Johnson and Jarvis Jones participating in practice this week

While Jones is expected to play, both Jones and Johnson will be re-evaluated at the end of the week to determine play time Sunday against Tennessee.

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Head Coach Mike Tomlin noted that both Will Johnson and Jarvis Jones were fully participating in practice so far this week, though he was sure to note that both will be re-evaluated at the end of the week.

If Johnson can't go, it is likely that the Steelers will start David Johnson at the FB position, or skip it completely and go with multiple tight ends.

For OLB, Jason Worilds was named the starter, but there is the possibility that Jones could still be the Week 1 rotational player for Pittsburgh. This will be a chance to pair first rounders from this year on opposite sides of the line of attack, with OG Chance Warmack lining up for Tennessee.


Later in the press conference, Tomlin contradicted himself when asked about rotations at OLB, saying that "Jones will play."  So Jones will make his debut this weekend against the Titans. The Week 1 game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.

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