The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their 2013 first-round draft pick back on the field Sunday for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals as linebacker Jarvis Jones was activated Saturday afternoon to the 53 man roster from the injured reserve/designated to return list.
To make room for Jones on the roster, conerback Cortez Allen was placed on injured reserve.
Jones, who has been sidelined since Week 3 after suffering a dislocated wrist in the win over the Carolina Panthers, will more than likely split time Sunday with Arthur Moats at right outside linebacker as veteran James Harrison is expected to be sidelined with a left knee injury.
Prior to him going down injured, Jones had registered two sacks and 14 total tackles in the Steelers first three games.
As for Allen, his disastrous season has come to an end. The former fourth-round draft pick was benched several weeks ago for poor play and a thumb injury suffered in practice prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans has now ended his season. Allen needed surgery to repair the thumb and even though he’s been able to practice some with a cast, it’s obvious that he is having problems functioning with it.
Prior to the start of the season, Allen signed a new five year, $26 million contract.