Many feared the worst when the Pittsburgh Steelers watched Jarvis Jones loaded into an ambulance and taken to an area hospital. All tests returned negative, and now Jones has returned to practice, preparing to make his season debut against the Tennessee Titans in the regular season opener on Sunday.
Jarvis Jones is a full participant in today's @Steelers practice. The stage appears set for his debut in Sunday's opener.— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 5, 2013
Jones currently shares the top spot with Jason Worilds on the depth chart at right outside linebacker. On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin assured reporters Jones would see plenty of snaps despite the fact Worilds would begin the game as the starter. Tomlin also demands his players be able to participate in practice in order to play in the game. By being a full participant, Jones is looking good to make on Tomlin's promise.
Players limited in practice were tight end Heath Miller and fullback Will Johnson. Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury which may limit his participation on Sunday. Miller is recovering from an ACL injury from late 2012, but was activated from the PUP list prior to the season's start. The only player held out of practice today was Le'Veon Bell, who continues to nurse a sprained foot.
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