Felix Jones expected to start Pittsburgh Steelers season-opener

Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers Felix Jones (23) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Steelers 25-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Felix Jones joined the Pittsburgh Steelers just a few weeks ago after the team completed a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to bring the former first-round pick across the state and he will already be making his impact felt when the team opens up their season against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

According to reports, Jones is expected to get the start over Isaac Redman, who was previously expected to hold down the No. 1 job while Le’Veon Bell recovers from his mid-foot sprain. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was first to report the move.

The Steelers are expected to use a running back by committee method, so we can still expect to see plenty of LaRod Stephens-Howling and Redman as the team splits the rushing duties until Bell is healthy enough to return to the field.

During his time with the Dallas Cowboys, Jones had failed to live up to his first-round status, but it looks like a fresh start and change of scenery may have been all he needed to get right back on the correct career path.

Topics: Felix Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers

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