Steelers Trade With Eagles Now Official As Both Players Have Passed Their Physicals
The Friday trade between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles is now official as running back Felix Jones and linebacker Adrian Robinson have both passed their physicals, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 24, 2013
There wasn\’t any question whether or not Robinson would pass his physical, but being as Jones has had his share of injury issues in the past with his ankles, shoulder and hamstring, you can bet the Steelers medical staff had a lot of poking and prodding to do.
The Steelers will play their third preseason game Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs so Jones has quite a bit of studying to do if he is going to see any considerable playing time in the game.
The Steelers will be without the services of rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell against the Chiefs as he will be sidelined several weeks with a mid-foot injury suffered last week. In addition to Bell, LaRod Stephens-Howling could very well miss his second consecutive preseason game with an MCL sprain.
The Steelers are expected to start Isaac Redman, who missed the game last week with a stinger, Saturday night.