Philadelphia Eagles trade Felix Jones to Pittsburgh Steelers

May 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Felix Jones (37) during organized team activities at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to swap players before they enter their third preseason games of the year. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, the Steelers have sent linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Eagles in exchange for former first-round pick Felix Jones.

For Robinson, he gets a chance to return to his old college stomping grounds. He grew up in Harrisburg, but played his college ball at Temple.

Jones will have one final shot to turn around his career, but you shouldn’t expect too much.

Pittsburgh’s offensive line is much better at run blocking than it is given credit for, but Jones is nowhere near the same type of player that he once was when he was taken one spot ahead of former Steelers first-round pick Rashard Mendenhall.

Jones had almost no shot of making the Eagles roster and it is unlikely that he will stick around the Steel City for long. However, he will add some depth at the position while Le’Veon Bell recovers from his mid-foot sprain. He will have a tough task beating out LaRod Stephens-Howling as the team’s change of pace back.  

Topics: Felix Jones, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers

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