The Steelers have placed outside linebacker Jarvis Jones on the league's Injured Reserve - Designated to Return list, keeping him out of action for well into the 2014 season.
Jones injured his wrist during the Steelers' 37-19 win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday and immediately left the game. His wrist struck the knee of defensive end Brett Keisel and bent back at an unnatural angle. Jones will have surgery, and may miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks of time in recovery.
Reports circulated Monday evening the Steelers will meet with recently retired OLB James Harrison Tuesday, and it's expected Harrison will sign a contract with the Steelers - the team with which he won the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
It's an odd twist of fate, considering Jones was said to be Harrison's replacement in 2013. The Steelers offered Harrison a paycut to remain with the team but he refused and was released. He played the 2013 season in Cincinnati, not creating a significant impact playing as a strong-side linebacker in the Bengals' 4-3 scheme.