Cardinals Hosting OLB Jarvis Jones For Visit, Steelers Interested In Re-Signing Him


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are hosting free agent OLB Jarvis Jones for a visit on Monday. However, Schefter adds that the Steelers are still interested in re-signing him and remain in contract talks with Jones.

Jones, 27, was taken with the No. 17 overall pick back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8,705,502 rookie contract that included a base salary of $1,592,115 for the 2016 season and is now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

Last year, Pittsburgh declined to pick up Jones’ fifth-year option that would have run them $8.3 million for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Jones appeared in 14 games for the Steelers and recorded 42 tackles, one sack, an interception, two forced fumbles, a recovery and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 49 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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