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

Felix Jones fails to get touches because of unfamiliarity with Steelers offense

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The Pittsburgh Steelers traded for former first-round pick Felix Jones late in the preseason because of injuries that struck the backfield, but the former Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles running back made the final 53-man roster despite the seemingly unlikely odds.

Jones made the roster over players more familiar with the offense — Jonathan Dwyer and Baron Batch — and it looks like the Steelers could regret that.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and said that Jones’ lack of playing time and zero touches in Week One was because of his unfamiliarity with the offense and his inability to know where to pick up blitzes.

What else should the Steelers expect from a guy that just got the playbook a few weeks ago?

Jones does have some talent and many thought a new start could do his career well, but he will need to pick up the team’s offense to get n the field if he wants to stick with the team.

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