Cardinals sign ex-Steelers linebacker, former 1st-round draft pick Jarvis Jones

Posted at 3:28 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 18:28:51-04

The Arizona Cardinals added their second linebacker in four days by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

The 6 foot 2, 245-pound Jones was selected by Pittsburgh with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has recorded six sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 50 games (35 starts) as a pro. He notched 30 tackles and a sack in 14 games last season.

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On Friday, the Cardinals signed linebacker Karlos Dansby to a one-year contract, making him the first player in franchise history to have three separate stints with the team.

The Cards essentially gained a linebacker and lost a linebacker on Tuesday, as free agent Alex Okafor agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints earlier in the day.