Steelers Promote WR Amara Darboh, Waive WR Tevin Jones


The Steelers announced on Monday they have promoted WR Amara Darboh to the active roster and waived WR Tevin Jones

Darboh, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2017. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $3.175 million contract when the Seahawks waived him coming out of the preseason last year.

The Patriots later claimed Darboh off of waivers. However, he lasted just a week in New England before he was waived with a failed physical designation.

Darboh’s contract was reinstated with Seattle and he reverted to their injured reserve. The Seahawks once again waived him and he later signed on to the Buccaneers’ practice squad a few weeks into the season. 

The Buccaneers promoted Darboh to the active roster in October before waiving him a month later. He caught on with the Steelers practice squad last month. 

In 2017, Darboh appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and caught eight passes for 71 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Jones, 26, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Memphis back in May of 2016. He was, unfortunately, waived during the first round of roster cuts, but was later added to Houston’s practice squad where he remained for the entire 2016 season.

The Texans elected to bring Jones back on a future/reserve contract for 2017 only to cut him loose a few weeks after the draft. He caught on with the Chiefs before being waived coming out of the preseason. 

Jones signed a futures deal with the Steelers for the 2018 season and spent the year on Pittsburgh’s practice squad. He returned on another futures deal for 2019 and has been on the practice squad since the start of the regular season.

In 2019, Jones appeared in five games for the Steelers and caught four passes for 61 yards. 

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