When the Philadelphia Eagles signed former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones during the offseason, it came as a surprise to many. However, the ex-Cowboy is no longer an Eagle as the team traded Jones to the Pittsburgh Steelers early Friday morning.
Jones, a six-year veteran running back, was traded to the Steelers in exchange for Adrian Robinson, a second-year outside linebacker. The trade is actually bringing Robinson back home as he played for the Temple Owls.
Robinson, 23, was signed as an undrafted free agent before the 2012 season. He had played in 12 games on special teams for the Steelers.
The trade adds much needed depth to the outside linebacker position. With Phillip Hunt done for the season with an ACL tear, the Eagles only had four players as backups to starters Connor Barwin and Trent Cole. Brandon Graham, Everette Brown, Chris McCoy and Travis Long are the current outside linebacker backups competing for roster spots. Graham and Brown most likely will be on the roster which leaves Long, McCoy and Robinson competing for the last spot. Robinson could see action on special teams for the Eagles like he did with the Steelers.
After being on the bubble of making the Eagles roster, Jones will still be on the bubble with the Steelers.
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