Eagles trade RB Felix Jones to Steelers
The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers have made a trade that has sent running back Felix Jones to the Steelers in exchange for outside linebacker Adrian Robinson.
With rookie Le’Veon Bell expected to miss the start of the regular season for the Steelers, Jones provides some veteran depth for Pittsburgh’s backfield, but will likely still have to compete with Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, LaRod Stephens-Howling for a roster spot, according to USA Today. This also gives Jones a slightly better chance at reviving his NFL career, as he was unlikely to earn a roster spot in Philadelphia with LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Chris Polk having more or less locked up the Eagles three running back spots.
Robinson can come into Philadelphia and give the Eagles much needed special-teams depth. While he picked up no defensive statistics for the Steelers after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Temple University, according to NFL.com, he did play on special teams in 12 games for the Steelers.
While neither player is guaranteed a roster spot with either of their new teams, the trade is clearly mutually beneficial for the two Keystone State teams, as it provides each with crucial depth at key positions.