Jones (abdomen) completed 21 of 31 passes for 163 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Colts.
Like starter Ben Roethlisberger, Jones was logging his first preseason action Saturday. He looked sharp overall and found Xavier Grimble for a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter, although he did snuff out what was likely the Steelers' final hope for victory by throwing an interception in the end zone with under five minutes to go in the contest. Jones is once again slated to serve as Roethlisberger's top backup in the coming season, and given the latter's injury history, he could well see action at some point in 2017.
Jones (abdomen) is expected to play in his first preseason game Saturday against the Colts, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Coach Mike Tomlin said that this is a big week for Jones, who has been battling an abdominal injury for nearly a month. With his return to health, Jones is back on schedule to be the backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger for the regular season.
Jones (abdomen) practiced Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Jones has been plagued with the abdomen issue for little over two weeks now. It seems like he's closing in on a return to full health, but we should garner a better understanding of his progress by how he holds up in practice over the next week or so. Jones is expected to be Pittsburgh's backup quarterback for the season opener.
Jones (abdomen) is unlikely to play in Friday's preseason game against the Giants, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Sidelined for more than a week due to an abdominal injury, Jones has since been joined by Ben Roethlisberger (ankle). With both quarterbacks on the pine Friday, the Steelers are expected to turn to rookie QB Josh Dobbs under center from the first offensive possession. In the regular season, though, Jones will be called upon in the event Roethlisberger misses any time.
Jones (abdomen) did not participate in Sunday's practice, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Jones apparently is still dealing with the reprocussions of an abdominal injury that forced him to leave practice early last Monday. After not returning to the field, Jones still is yet to practice in nearly a week, and the team is yet to provide an update on the backup's timetable for recovery. Until he is able to return, rookie Josh Dobbs will continue to serve as the team's No. 2 in training camp.
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