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Eagles Trade Felix Jones To Steelers

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Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images.
Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images.

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded RB Felix Jones to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for LB Adrian Robinson, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. This marks GM Howie Roseman’s third trade of the year.

Jones had fallen down to the No. 4 spot on the Eagles depth chart at running back, and all indications pointed to him missing final cuts for the final 53-man roster. Fragile Felix, as he has become known, looks like a shell of his former self. While he’s only 26 years old, he’s clearly lost a step from the explosive back that once dazzled in the Dallas Cowboys’ rushing attack.

Pittsburgh was in dire need of help at running back with Le’Veon Bell, their rookie workhorse, expected to miss up to eight weeks with a sprained foot. While there are no guarantees that Jones even cracks their roster, the competition is lighter in Pittsburgh. He’ll be battling against Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer and LaRod Stephens-Howling for a spot in their rotation.

Adrian Robinson was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Temple last season. His only chance of making the final roster is likely on special teams.