Yo Adrian, Don\’t Unpack That Suitcase
As we just informed you in the last post, the Steelers signed journeyman lineman Adrian Jones to a one year deal on Wednesday to fill a spot on the roster vacated by Willie Colon. I just went back and did some film work and research on Jones and he probably shouldn\’t get too settled when he arrives at Latrobe for training camp. Jones was a was a fourth round selection by the New York Jets in 2004 and waived in 2007. The stay in New York also included a DUI in November of 2006 that landed him on the NFL offender list. Then Jets General Manager Terry Bradway raved about Jones ability to play tackle, but the talent never was there for the converted tight end. Jones went on to the Chiefs to try his shot at both tackle and then guard, but just could not run block. In 2009 the Texans also gave Jones a chance to make the roster as a reserve right side guard on a roster that was not very deep in talent. Once again Jones could not show he belonged and was released prior to the start of the season.
Jones is merely a camp body that the Steelers are taking a short look at to see what he can do on the right side. As soon as number one draft pick, Maurkice Pouncey comes to terms, Jones could be be back in the unemployment line very quickly. Travel light Adrian, and enjoy the beauty of Latrobe.