Jarvis Jones Expects To Practice Tuesday After Missing Packers Game With An Illness

Being as Christmas is on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are practicing this week on Tuesday and according to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones said he expects to practice after missing the game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers with an illness.

Per Brown’s report, Jones said Tuesday that he woke up in a pool of sweat after taking a nap Saturday at the team hotel in Green Bay. As a result of him being unable to recover by the time the game started on Sunday, he was made inactive and was replaced in the starting lineup by third-year linebacker Chris Carter.

By the sound of things, Jones should be ready to go on Sunday when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns in the regular season finale at Heinz Field. Against the Packers, the Steelers missed Jones’ play against the run more than anything else as both Carter and Stevenson Sylvester failed to fill his shoes in that capacity.

In the 13 games that Jones has played in this season, he has registered 31 total tackles and one sack.

  • Matt Manzo

    I can’t wait for the breakdown of our rookies performance this year! Hint, hint! How about comparison of other teams rookies at the same positions, too?!!!

  • Elijah Stevenson

    Thank God Jones is back

  • Elijah Stevenson

    U mean comparing bell to lacy ?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Jones is sub-par when playing so what does that make Carter and Sly?

  • Matt Manzo

    That one I know. I wanna see Mautis and Simon, and wr and Safety’s from other teams!

  • Matt Manzo

    And just the stats. Games started, snaps played, I know there’s no comparing them, I just wanna see who got the most playing time and what they did with it.