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Steelers acquire RB Felix Jones from Eagles

Pittsburgh ships ex-Temple LB Adrian Robinson to Philly
08/23/2013 1:44 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Felix Jones recorded just 12 carries for the Eagles this preseason.(AP)
In an intra-Keystone State deal, the Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired running back Felix Jones from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Adrian Robinson.

Jones, who had 402 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys last season, had joined the Eagles as a free agent after spending his first five seasons in Dallas, but notched just 12 carries for 45 yards in Philadelphia’s first two preseason games.

Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers’ second-round pick who is expected to be the starting running back, is currently out with a mid-foot sprain, leaving Jones to join holdovers Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, and Baron Batch and offseason free-agent signing LaRod Stephens-Howling battling for pre-season carries.

Robinson, 23, signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent last season and appeared in 12 games, recording no stats. The Harrisburg, Penn., native has plenty of experience suiting up at Lincoln Financial Field, as he played his college ball at Temple University, which shares the Eagles’ home with them.

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