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Steelers Cut WR Jacoby Jones, Promote S Ross Ventrone

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that they’ve waived veteran WR Jacoby Jones and promoted S Ross Ventrone to their active roster.

Jones, 31, signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract that included a $1.6 million signing bonus with the Chargers back in March. The Steelers later claimed him off of waivers back in November.

He’s set to make base salaries of $900,000 and $3 million over the remainder of the contract.

This season, Jones has appeared in nine games, but has yet to record a single catch. He has 413 total kick return yards and 15 punt return yards.

Ventrone, 29, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Villanova back in 2010. He spent the good majority of his career on and off of the Patriots’ practice squad, but recently joined the Steelers.

Pittsburgh elected to release him back in October, but he later caught on with the Patriots. The Steelers wound up signing Ventrone to their practice squad a few days ago.

This season, Ventrone has appeared in five games for the Steelers and has recorded three total tackles.

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