The Pittsburgh Steelers, like the rest of the NFL, continues to add players to their offseason roster. The offseason roster remains fluid as the team will add, and subtract, players all the way up until the NFL mandates they trim their roster for the regular season.
With that said, the Steelers continued to add to the defensive depth chart by signing linebacker Jamir Jones. The Steelers made the addition official Wednesday afternoon.
Jones, the younger brother of offensive tackle Jarron Jones, spent time on the Houston Texans’ after being an undrafted rookie free agent in 2020. He was released when NFL teams were forced to cut their training camp rosters from 90 to 80 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and spent last season working towards the 2021 season as a fresh opportunity.
Although contract details were not released, it is unlikely Jones’ deal will land in the top 51 and therefore have no affect on the salary cap.
Jones played his college football at Notre Dame, and is hoping he can make a lasting impact on the Steelers in 2021 and beyond. His brother Jarron had this to say to the Steelers official website about the Steelers signing his brother:
“I am very proud of him,” said Jarron Jones. “He had a very different career. He switched positions his junior year. That was his year to compete at linebacker and they switched him to defensive end. It was a selfless move by him. He just worked and learned and caught up. He was supposed to redshirt and started last four or five games and made the most of his opportunity. He didn’t have a lot of college film and for him to make it on the roster I have the utmost respect for him. He grinded.”
Jones won’t be the last addition to the Steelers’ roster, so be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they continue through Free Agency and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.