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Report: Steelers To Bring Former AAF Edge Rusher J.T. Jones In For Tryout

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two former AAF players on Friday and it looks like they might now have another one coming in for a tryout.

According to Twitter account Crown Loyal, former Atlanta Legends defensive end J.T.Jones now has a tryout scheduled with the Steelers. Jones has yet to confirm the news, however.

Jones, who played his college football at Miami of Ohio, was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons in 2017 as an undrafted free agent in 2017. After initially failing to make the Falcons 53-man roster as a rookie, Jones was signed to Atlanta’s practice squad and he remained on that unit all season.

The Falcons re-signed Jones to a Reserve/Future contract in January of 2018 and he once again wound up being waived by Atlanta ahead of the start of the regular season. In the 8 total preseason games that Jones played over the course of two years with the Falcons he registered 11 total tackles and a pass defensed.

During his college career at Miami of Ohio, Jones registered 149 total tackles of which 35.5 of those resulted in lost yardage. 21.5 of those were sacks and he also registered 3 forced fumbles and 6 passes defensed. In the 8 games that Jones played in with the Legends this season, he registered 16 total tackles, 4 sacks, 13 quarterback hits and a forced fumble.

Prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones reportedly measured in at 6011, 249-pounds and thus that would make him an outside linebacker as far as the Steelers defensive scheme is concerned.

The Steelers signed two former AAF players on Friday, including center J.C. Hassanauer and defensive back Jack Tocho.

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