Felix Jones RB PIT 11 Months
Felix Jones got the start in Monday night's Week 2 loss to the Bengals and rushed for just 37 yards on ten carries.
Isaac Redman was ticketed for the start, but he was injured on the opening kickoff and didn't return to action until the second quarter. Jones still saw plenty of action after Redman's return. Unofficially, we had Jones playing 38 snaps, Redman 18, and Jonathan Dwyer played two. Jones played on most passing downs. He's far off the fantasy radar. It's anyone's guess who will lead the backfield in touches next week against the Bears, but avoid them all.
Felix Jones RB PIT 12 Months
Coach Mike Tomlin says Felix Jones was held without a touch in Sunday's loss because he still isn't familiar enough with the Steelers offense.
Jones played just seven snaps, but still managed to botch a blitz pick up. With Jonathan Dwyer back in the fold behind Isaac Redman, Jones could easily go touch-less again in Week 2.
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Felix Jones did not record a carry or catch in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Titans.
Jones got one snap in the first half and blew a blitz pickup. He was subsequently benched. Felix didn't return to the game until Isaac Redman got himself benched for fumbling and LaRod Stephens-Howling left with a knee injury. Jones' NFL career is on thin ice with Le'Veon Bell (foot) nearing a return.
Felix Jones RB PIT 12 Months
Isaac Redman confirmed he -- and not Felix Jones -- is practicing as the Steelers' first-team tailback this week.
A previous report indicated Jones would get the start, but he'd be lucky to see eight carries against the Titans. "I go out there with the first team, do the first four reps, that's normally what the starter does," said Redman following Monday's practice. "I'm just preparing as I'm the starter until they tell me otherwise." Redman hopes to receive "20, 25 carries" in Week 1, although that still seems like a pretty big long shot.
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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says Felix Jones is expected to start Sunday's opener against the Titans.
Felix Jones RB PIT Aug 25 '131 Comment
Steelers RB Felix Jones rushed eight times for 29 yards in Saturday's third preseason game against the Chiefs.
Jones was held without a catch, but contributed 51 yards on two kick returns. Jones showed more giddy up than his unceremonious trade from the Eagles would suggest, but never took the rock farther than seven yards. He didn't touch the ball until near the end of the first half as Jon Dwyer operated as the Steelers' clear-cut No. 1 back. Jones has made a case to be a part of the Steelers' running-back committee until Le'Veon Bell (foot) returns, but he's miles from fantasy relevance.
Felix Jones RB PIT Aug 23 '13
Steelers acquired RB Felix Jones from the Eagles in exchange for LB Adrian Robinson.
Felix Jones RB PIT Aug 15 '13
The Philadelphia Inquirer doesn't project Felix Jones to make the Eagles' 53-man roster.
The Inquirer goes as far to say that Jones' "career might be over." The former first-round pick just turned 26 years old in May, but his explosion has been sapped. He's no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart, and the Eagles may keep just three backs. Jones rushed for 31 yards on eight carries in the preseason opener.
Felix Jones RB PIT Aug 04 '13
Felix Jones "hasn't done anything to stand out" at Eagles training camp.
Jones is only 26 years old, but it's fair to wonder if the former Cowboys first-rounder's explosiveness has been lost for good. He's getting outplayed in Eagles camp by Chris Polk, and currently appears to be the No. 4 running back.
Felix Jones RB PIT May 14 '13
Eagles signed Felix Jones.
Under new coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles are going to run, run it again and run it some more. So even though "Fragile Felix" faceplanted after DeMarco Murray got hurt last year, taking a flier on a back that holds a career yards-per-carry average of 4.79 makes some sense. Jones figures to battle with Chris Polk and UDFA Miguel Maysonet for No. 3 duties behind LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown. He can also help in the return game. It's somewhat reminiscent of the Eagles' 2011 free-agent signing of a declining Ronnie Brown. Brown ended up with just 42 carries on the season and then moved on.