Friday, August 23, 2013

Eagles trade Felix Jones to Steelers

PHILADELPHIA -  Adrian Robinson used to call North Broad Street home. Now, the former Temple linebacker is heading to South Broad after being acquired by the Eagles from the Pittsburgh Steelers for running back Felix Jones.

The move makes sense.

Jones was buried on Philadelphia's depth chart behind Shady McCoy, Bryce Brown and Chis Polk while running back became a need in Pittsburgh after rookie Le'Veon Bell went down with a foot injury in the preseason. Meanwhile, the Eagles desperately need depth at linebacker.

Jones, 26, has rushed for 2,728 career rushing yards and 11 touchdowns with 127 career receptions for 1,076 yards and three touchdowns, all with the Dallas Cowboys. Last season, the Arkansas product rushed for 402 yards and three touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Jones showed little juice in training camp with the Eagles, however.

Robinson, 6-foot-1, 250 pounds,  appeared in 12 games for the Steelers last season and recorded four  tackles in limited action.

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