Jones released from hospital; Steelers cut 15 players
Steelers first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones was released from a hospital Sunday after being treated for what apparently was a bruised chest.
Jones left Heinz Field on a stretcher Saturday night after being injured during the fourth quarter of a 26-20 overtime preseason loss to the Chiefs.
The team announced Sunday that test results for a more serious injury were negative. Jones posted this message on Twitter: “Thanks everyone for the support. I'm doing fine.”
Jones played a number of snaps with the starters Saturday, but was still in the game in the fourth quarter because the Steelers are trying to give the outside linebacker as much playing time as possible.
Jones appeared to be injured while falling on the football during an interception that was overturned by a penalty. It would have been the third turnover he was involved with in as many preseason games.
Jones' status for the Thursday night preseason game at Carolina is uncertain. The Steelers resume practicing Monday.
• The Steelers cut 15 players, including linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and running back Baron Batch, to get the roster to the league-mandated 75 players.
Linebacker Sean Spence was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, and guard Justin Cheadle and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke were placed on the waived/injured list. Rookie defensive end Nick Williams was placed on the reserve/injured list.
In addition to Batch and Sylvester, the Steelers released tackles D'Anthony Batiste and Mike Farrell, wide receivers David Gilreath, J.D. Woods and Tyler Shaw, cornerback Ryan Steed, tight end Peter Tuitupou, quarterback John Parker Wilson and running back Jeremy Wright.
The Steelers must reduce their roster to 53 players by Saturday at 6 p.m.
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