Jones will have an MRI on his injured left ankle, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Jones was forced into an early exit from Sunday's game against the Browns after injuring his ankle during the first quarter. While the extent of Jones' injury is unclear right now, the results of his MRI should help determine his status moving forward. With the Steelers currently on their bye week, Jones has an extra week to heal, although so too does starter Ben Roethlisberger (foot), who impressed in relief of Jones on Sunday.
Jones (ankle) completed 3-of-4 passes for 23 yards in the Steelers' win over the Browns on Sunday. Jones was forced from the game on just the seventh offensive snap, and had to be carted to the locker room. Fortunately for Pittsburgh, "back up" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (foot) was able to step in and lead the team to a win. Both quarterbacks will get some much-needed time to heal, as the Steelers have a bye in Week 11.
Jones left Sunday's game against the Browns in the first quarter with a left ankle injury. With Mike Vick inactive and Jones carted off the field Sunday, Ben Roethlisberger, who is dealing with a left foot sprain and began the contest in a backup capacity, took over at QB for the Steelers.
Though Ben Roethlisberger is in uniform, Jones is slated to start at QB for the Steelers on Sunday against the Browns, NFL.com reports. Jones is an option for those needing to replace Roethlisberger or looking for a bye week plug in, but given that Big Ben was able to participate in practice - albeit in a limited capacity - both Thursday and Friday, it looks like he has a decent chance of returning to the starting lineup on Nov. 29 against the Seahawks, following the team's Week 11 bye. Though Jones has a talented wideout duo -- Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant to throw to - the Browns feature the NFL's 32nd-ranked run defense, surrendering 147.6 rushing yards per game, so Pittsburgh running back DeAngelo Williams could be busy Sunday, assuming his balky foot holds up.
Jones is expected to start Sunday in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Roethlisberger is questionable for the game due to the injury, a surprising result after it was expected he would be sidelined through the team's Week 11 bye. He is reportedly healing faster than expected but is still well short of being able to start. Jones, who started in Week 7 against the Chiefs when Roethlisberger was out with his knee injury and Michael Vick was sidelined with a hamstring injury, will have all of his receiving weapons available, plus running back DeAngelo Williams, though his upside doesn't come close to a healthy Roethlisberger.
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