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.