Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Expects To Practice Fully Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was forced to sit out the Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, but according to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, the Georgia product says he will be a full practice participant on Wednesday.

Jones worked on a very limited basis last week and even though he reportedly passed an imPACT test administered to him on Friday, the Steelers chose to play it safe after renowned concussion doctor Micky Collins suggested he be sidelined after examining Jones again on Saturday.

Jason Worilds started in the place of Jones and produced two hurries to go along with two total tackles against the Ravens. With Jones now expected to be back for the Sunday game against the Oakland Raiders, both he and Worilds will likely share playing time once again at the position.

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  • steeltown

    It was the right decision to hold him out. It’s smart to hold any player out a week who has suffered a significant concussion just days earlier

  • srdan

    Worlids is a pleasant surprise. As much as all of us want to like Jones more, Worilds is making it hard.

    The question may become, how necessary is Woodley for this team? If it came to signing a decent tackle or keeping Woodley, do they pull the trigger. Sure he is having a good year, but the price tag should produce more. Don’t get me wrong, I like him a lot, but it is a business.

  • PA2AK

    Unfortunately…Worilds is still a surprise to most. He’s doing as much as many others have expected though. He’s def. better on the left side than when filling in for Jones or Harrison last year. He’s no world beater, and would be nice to have him as a back-up. Please help us if we have to rely on Jones and Worilds next year. That would be a BIG step backwards.

  • steeltown

    I understand where you’re coming from regarding Woodley’s price tag, but he has 5sacks so far in six games…. the rest of Team has 3sacks.

  • srdan

    Please note that I am playing devils advocate more than anything, but what if Woodley wasn’t there? Do we expect our total to be 3 instead of 8? Or somewhere in the 5-6 range because the player stepping in would get a couple? Hard to say.
    Our pass rush is non existant today, with one of the highest paid pass rushers in the game.
    5 through 6 games sounds good in a 1990s nfl. In today’s passing NFL there are 2 players iwth more than 10 already.

    Granted Woodley is top ten right now, and we were in positions where we couldn’t rush the passer because opponents had huge leads. I think the sack vs the Ravens was timely (3rd dn) and he gets good pressure. I don’t want to lose him either, but we are in the top 5 team’s with salary cap issues.

  • Lucus Rodriguez

    Woodley only rushes the passes about 55 percent of the time on pass plays. He drops into coverage more often than any other OLB in the nfl. His pass rushing stats are 3rd best in the league. If he went after the QB every down like a DE or most other OLBs his sack number would be higher. He offers more to this team than just his pass rush.

  • Tom Savastano

    Less Subway commercials more sacks or splash plays please….

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I was shocked when I saw Jones on the commercial. Make your money while you can son!!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I was hoping we could keep Worlids as a back up as he is no starter as of today but to come in and play a few downs is fine. Wonder what his agent thinks he is worth?

  • PA2AK

    his support against the run might be the best of anyone on the team. He’s not getting many tackles there, but he sets the edge with authority and an insane consistency.

  • AndyR34

    And as can be inferred from your comment, this is key for an OLB in the Steelers defensive scheme. IMHO, Woods value can only be measured by how he performs his assignments…not by a simplistic measure of sacks, pressures, etc. None of us…I repeat…NONE of us know what his assignment is on every play. Only the coaches and FO can make that judgement as to the performance/value metric. I’ll modify that statement by saying there may be someone with the observational and analytical skills, the resources, and time to break down game film and determine those metrics. IMO, other than Dave, Alex and Matthew, I haven’t seen anyone one else that meets all of those requirements.

  • Riverstko

    Hoping he can sack pryor this sun. A few times he seemed to anticipate the sack by getting in the backfield but no sack. It will take him time i am impressed by his awareness to at least get pressure he’s a gamechanger.

  • Riverstko

    I think its cool he’s on One commercial. He’s a Rookie and a Future Star!