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Steelers sign Jones

The Steelers signed linebacker Jamir Jones.

Jones, the younger brother of outside linebacker Jarron Jones, was signed by the Houston Texans as a rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He was later waived prior to the start of the regular season.

Jones played college football at Notre Dame where he appeared in 55 games during his four seasons. In 2019 he played in 11 games, finishing with 50 tackles, seven and a half for a loss, four and a half sacks. He also had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Shortly after he was signed by the Texans, his older brother shared how thrilled he was for him for landing in the NFL after switching positions.

"I am very proud of him," said Jarron Jones. "He had a very different career. He switched positions his junior year. That was his year to compete at linebacker and they switched him to defensive end. It was a selfless move by him. He just worked and learned and caught up. He was supposed to redshirt and started last four or five games and made the most of his opportunity. He didn't have a lot of college film and for him to make it on the roster I have the utmost respect for him. He grinded."