RB Felix Jones, Free agent
HT: 5-10, WT: 207, Born: 5-8-1987, College: Arkansas, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 22
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Jones played one snap, when he gave up a sack in pass protection. He's still not familiar enough with the offense to have a big role.
Week 2 - Jones started for the Steelers, but his first two carries went up the middle for a total gain of one yard. On third and nine, the Steelers handed it off to Jones again when he gained just four yards. Jones' next carry came on the following drive, on third and 16, when he gained 14 yards with decisive running through the middle of the field. Jones didn't get the first down, but he set up a successful field goal attempt. Jones looked like the most promising Steelers back, but he disappeared from the field once Redman returned from being evaluated for a concussion.
Week 3 - Jones started the game and was consistently running well when the Steelers' offensive line gave him opportunities to get into the second level. He appeared to be the team's feature back, but then he fumbled in the third quarter and allowed Jonathan Dwyer to take over his role.
Week 4 - Felix Jones was the third back into the game, but he was the second back to get a carry. He opened the Steelers final drive of the first quarter with a run that was stopped for a short gain. Jones' second carry was a draw on second and 19 that was shut down at the line of scrimmage. Jones came in when the Steelers went to their hurry-up offense in the third quarter. His first involvement saw him catch a four yard pass on first and 10 out of the backfield.
Week 6 - Jones came in for a series in the second quarter. His first carry went for just three yards up the middle. A few plays later, Jones caught a pass from Antonio Brown on a gadget play. Jones bobbled the ball initially, but did well to hold on for the first down. Jones started another drive in the third quarter and had one big run off left tackle, but he was very much just a complementary piece to Bell during the game.
Week 7 - LeVeon Bell was the feature backf or the Steelers, so Jones' first carry came in the second quarter. On third and three, he ran well between the tackles for the first down. In the same situation two plays later, but on second down not third, Jones couldn't get enough yards for a first down. Jones' next carry came in the third quarter, as he again ran hard between the tackles for a good gain and a first down.
Week 8 - Jones' first carry came late in the second quarter when the Steelers were in their hurry up offense. His first carry was stopped for a loss as the Raiders didn't fall for a draw play. Later in the half, Jones caught a screen pass for a first down. Jones followed that up with a short curl route underneath for nine yards.
Week 9 - Jones was the second back into the game as he saw the field midway through the second quarter. He caught a three yard pass out of the backfield for his first touch, before taking the ball between the tackles for five yards later in the same drive.
Week 10 - Jones had four carries for 16 yards. His first carry came late in the first quarter, but was stopped for a one yard gain. In the fourth quarter he had two three yard carries, but his biggest run came in the second quarter. On that play, Jones showed good patience behind the line of scrimmage before bursting through a gap and breaking two tackles for a nine yard gain.
Week 12 - Jones caught a screen pass for four yards on second and six early in the second quarter. A few plays later, he converted a second and one with good leg drive up the middle. Jones had seven yards on third and nine late in the fourth quarter, but he ran out of bounds when the Steelers were looking to run the clock down.
Week 14 - Jones came in for the first time in the second quarter. He was the third back into the game. His first carry went off right tackle for a short gain. His second carry came straight after, and went for five yards off left tackle.
Week 15 - Bell had a lot of touches during the first two quarters, so it was no surprise to see Jones come into the game for a series before half time. His first carry was stopped for one yard though. He escaped off left tackle for a first down run immediately after. He had a few more carries, but did little with them and Bell never came out in the second half.
Week 16 - Jones was the second back into the game as he usually is. He came in when the Steelers were running the no-huddle with less than two minutes left in the first half. His first carry was a successful draw play on first and 10.
Week 17 - With less than a minute left in the first half, Jones came in to be the back in the Steelers' hurry-up offense. Jones had two carries, but the Steelers were happy to just let the clock run out before he could make any real impact. Jones saw the field again for one drive in the fourth quarter when the Steelers were looking to run out the clock.