Steelers sign former Baltimore Raven Jacoby Jones

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There has been a lot of focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers this week as they were once of the teams to suffer a big name injury during week 8.

The Steelers lost star runningback Le'Veon Bell in their match up with the Cincinnati Bengals last week and everyone was wondering what moves they could have made this week to try and replace him.

Big decisions

The Steelers acted quickly to place Bell on IR and bringing in former St Louis Rams star Isaiah Pead as their new back up.


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Former back up running back DeAngelo Williams is now set to take Bell's place in the backfield, but Pead wasn't the only move the Steelers have made this week.

It was announced on Thursday that Pittsburgh have brought in former Baltimore Ravens receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones off of waivers.

Jones' arrival has also cost second year runningback and kick returner Dri Archer his job as the Steelers released him prior to signing Jones.

Jones does of course have one significant piece of history with the Steelers other than the fact that he was once a divisional rival to them.

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was seen to be impeding Jones during his kick off return and was subsequently fined $100,000.

We probably won't be seeing Tomlin getting in the way of Jones any more but it will be interesting to see what he can do on his first kick return for Pittsburgh.

Big week ahead

The Steelers are facing a big week in week 9 as they play host to the improved Oakland Raiders who will be looking to strengthen their play-off push.

Pittsburgh are 4-4 and are arguably in most need of a win following the loss of Bell and the loss to the Bengals last week.

It looks more and more unlikely as the weeks go by that anyone other than the Bengals will win the AFC North this year, but if Pittsburgh are to have any hope, they need to put together a string of wins. 

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