The Pittsburgh Steelers made one transaction on Thursday as wide receiver Tevin Jones was signed to the 53-man roster from the team’s practice squad, according to the player’s agent. The move was likely made due to wide receiver Ryan Switzer ruled out for the Thursday night game against the Cleveland Browns with a back injury. Jones is expected to dress Thursday night.
Jones, who was originally signed by the Steelers in January of 2018, spent that entire season on the team’s practice squad after playing in all four preseason games. The Steelers re-signed Jones again following the conclusion of the 2018 season and after failing to make the 53-man roster again this year, he found himself back on the team’s practice squad.
In the eight total preseason games that Jones has played in for the Steelers he’s registered nine receptions for 131 yards and three touchdowns.
Jones entered the NFL originally with the Houston Texans in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Memphis. Prior to signing with the Steelers in 2018, he had also been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2017 offseason.
We’ll find out soon what the corresponding roster move was soon as the Steelers have yet to formally announce the Jones signing.