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Steelers claim Jones off waivers

The Steelers have claimed linebacker Jamir Jones off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars and released linebacker Derrek Tuszka on Thursday.

Jones signed with the Steelers during the 2021 offseason, and he made the 53-man roster to start the year. He played in three regular season games for the Steelers, before he was released in late September and signed with the Rams. The Rams released him near the end of the season, and the Jaguars claimed him off of waivers near the end of the 2021 season and re-signed him as an exclusive rights free agent in 2022. He was released by the Jaguars in the preseason.

Jones was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame.

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