Bill Carey
Friday August 23rd, 2013

Felix Jones has been traded to the Steelers. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Felix Jones has been traded to the Steelers. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded veteran running back Felix Jones to the Pittsburgh Steelers for linebacker Adrian Robinson, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports on Twitter.

Jones joins a Steelers team in need of depth at running back. Pittsburgh lost second-round pick Le'Veon Bell to a foot injury that will reportedly knock him out for six weeks.

Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling, who shared the top spot on the depth chart with Bell, have both also dealt with injuries. Redman (stinger) and Stephens-Howling (knee) both missed the Steelers' last preseason game. They could return for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

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Jones, a former first-round pick by the Cowboys, could help carry the load in Pittsburgh. He was a part-time starter in his five years with Dallas. He was at his best in 2009, when he averaged 5.9 yards per carry, and in 2010, when he ran for a career-best 800 yards. He signed with the Eagles in May but fell to fourth on the depth chart during training camp. Robinson appeared in 10 games last year for the Steelers.

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