Steelers acquire Felix Jones from Eagles

Published August 23, 2013 9:26 am
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Pittsburgh • The Pittsburgh Steelers have bolstered their injury-plagued backfield, acquiring running back Felix Jones from Philadelphia for linebacker Adrian Robinson.

The deal, announced Friday, requires both players to pass a physical.

The 26-year-old Jones gives the Steelers needed depth at running back. Rookie Le'Veon Bell is out with a sprained right foot and is out indefinitely. Isaac Redman is dealing with a nerve injury and return specialist LaRod Stephens-Howling sat out last Monday's preseason game against Washington with a sprained knee.

Jones was the 22nd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys but never stayed healthy enough to become the teams' feature back. He has rushed for 2,728 yards and 11 touchdowns in 64 games.

Robinson made the Steelers as a undrafted rookie free agent last season, appearing in 12 games.

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