Though it feels like a formality at this point, Jason Jones is has visited Pittsburgh. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates via Michael Rothstein.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) March 14, 2016
Last week, Jeremy Fowler reported the team had interest in the veteran defensive lineman. In 2015, he racked up 4.5 sacks with the Detroit Lions. He has 28 career sacks with the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, and Lions.
Despite playing in a 4-3 for his entire career, Jones has the length and pass-rush ability to make sense as a defensive end who can kick inside in sub-package football. The Steelers have virtually no depth behind Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt so it makes sense to kick the tires on someone like Jones.
Turning 30 in May, Jones has also visited the Miami Dolphins but left without a contract. Taking the report literally, it appears Jones has come and gone, meaning he left without signing a contract. That is usually a bad sign for Pittsburgh as they often sign players during their visit, but it could be Jones weighing his options and talking it over with friends and family. We may know by tomorrow what his decision is.