The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up return specialist and wide receiver, Jacoby Jones, from the San Diego Chargers on Thursday. Steelers head of PR Burt Lauten confirmed the signing via Twitter. To make room on the roster, running back Dri Archer has been released.
In nine NFL seasons, Jones has recorded 10,184 all-purpose yards (4,720 kickoff return, 2,669 punt return, 2,733 receiving and 62 rushing) and 23 touchdowns (14 receiving, five kickoff and four punt return) in 124 regular-season games with 33 starts.
Originally drafted by the Houston Texans in 2007, and spent his first five (2007-11) there before three years with the Baltimore Ravens (2011-14) and the first eight weeks of the 2015 season with San Diego.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s infamous on-field unintentional interference with Jacoby on a kick return while Jacoby was with Baltimore remains a topic of discussion in NFL circles from time to time. And for those who bet against the Steelers with Bet365 that day made out great.
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