Report: Eagles trade RB Felix Jones to Steelers

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.

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