Jarvis Jones To Visit Rams

After meeting with the Cardinals today, UFA linebacker Jarvis Jones will pay a visit to Los Angeles to meet with the Rams, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports (on Twitter).

The Rams are “very intrigued” by the fifth-year pass-rusher, La Canfora notes. Jones played for four seasons in the Steelers’ 3-4 and would be an obvious fit for a Rams team transitioning to such an alignment under new DC Wade Phillips.

Jones was believed to have a healthy market at free agency’s outset but is now one of the notable edge defenders unsigned as the player-movement period ventures to second-wave performers. A former first-round pick, Jones did not live up to his draft status, and Pittsburgh didn’t pick up his fifth-year option. But the Rams don’t possess a ton of depth behind now-outside linebacker Robert Quinn at that position. The team brought the now-retired DeMarcus Ware in for a visit recently.

The former Georgia edge player registered just six sacks in four seasons. He made a career-high 43 tackles in 2016, starting nine games for a Steelers team loaded with former first-round linebackers. Two of those players could be gone, with Jones trekking to NFC West locales and Lawrence Timmons signing with the Dolphins.

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  1. Steve Esposito

    I trust Wade Phillips in terms of player evaluation much more than I do Jeff Fisher & Gregg Williams. Still don’t understand why Les Snead is still employed by the Rams, but if Jones is good enough for Wade, he’s good enough for me. PLEASE don’t let Snead make any final decisions!!

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    • forwhomjoshbelltolls

      Jarvis Jones sucks. Bottom line.

      Who drafts a kid out of college who already has back problems with a first round pick?

      Enjoy.

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      • Wonder1070

        You obviously forgot about Gurley and him being a first round pick even after his knee surgery… it’s the will of the individual that defines them as a player. Given the chance I think Jones will meet the expectations of fans.

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        • forwhomjoshbelltolls

          I forgot nothing. Knee injuries happen.

          A 22 year old with a bad back? Ticking time bomb.

          No speed, no power, has he gotten his first sack yet?

          Worst Steeler pick in memory.

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