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Steelers Come To Terms With Jarvis Jones

By Nate Woelfel



The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with first-round pick Jarvis Jones late Monday. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with first-round pick Jarvis Jones late Monday. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers and their first round draft pick, linebacker Jarvis Jones have agreed to a four-year contract.

Jones signed just hours after the Steelers came to terms with second-round selection Le’Veon Bell.

Though specific terms of the deal have not been released, reports estimate that Jones is set to make roughly $8.8 million, including his signing bonus.

Having played at USC during his freshman campaign, Jones played his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Georgia, where he was a two-time consensus All-American.  While in Athens, he accumulated 155 total tackles, 44 tackles for loss, one interception and nine forced fumbles.

He may be only a rookie, but Jones has a chance to fill the vacancy left by linebacker James Harrision's departure. However, Jones is, reportedly, battling a hamstring injury which he suffered while preparing for the draft.