Reporting Andrew Fillipponi
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – The Steelers traded linebacker Adrian Robinson to the Eagles for running back Felix Jones who played five mostly injury filled seasons in Dallas after being selected one slot ahead of Rashard Mendenhall in the first round of the 2008 draft.
This is a guy who “can’t run anymore” according to The Fan’s Andrew Fillipponi’s friend in Philadelphia who covers the Eagles.
Jones is a “make you miss” type guy or at least he was. Jones is only 26-years-old but on his last legs.
This move is not likely to signal an unhappiness with the current Steelers running backs.
Andrew compares the newly-acquired rusher to the car he had in college. Felix Jones is a beater vehicle.
He will surely see action in the last two preseason games to keep guys like Dwyer and Redman fresh and healthy.