Tevin Jones to make Steelers debut, Joe Haden active for Steelers vs. Browns
With rare intermittent exception, Tevin Jones has been part of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization for 22 months. Thursday night represents the first time he’s in uniform for a regular season game for them.
Officially added to the active roster hours before kickoff, Jones is in uniform and serving as the No. 5 receiver for the Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns. An undrafted player from Memphis, Jones spent the previous 1 ½ seasons on the Steelers practice squad.
The other player the Steelers announced as added to the 53-man roster Thursday afternoon, journeyman outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott, also is in uniform against the Browns. He is taking the lineup spot of Anthony Chickillo, the special-teamer and reserve outside linebacker who is out because of a rib injury.
Chickillo was considered questionable on the Steelers’ official injury report released Wednesday; the other player who was questionable, however, is active. Former Browns cornerback Joe Haden had an illness but is playing against Cleveland.
Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell remains out as he recovers from knee surgery.
The healthy scratches for the Steelers were quarterback Paxton Lynch, rookie cornerback Justin Layne, rookie tight end Zach Gnetry, defensive lineman L.T. Walton and offensive tackle Chuks Okorafor.
Okorafor is not in uniform four days after he started at right tackle for the Steelers during a win against the Los Angeles Rams.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .