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Free Agent WR Zay Jones Set for Another Visit, Steelers Still Not Showing Interest

Wide receiver Zay Jones has scheduled a free agent visit with a third team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have not shown interest.

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones (7) runs a route during an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills 25-20. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Zay Jones, one of the top remaining wide receivers on the free agent market, is set to take yet another free agent visit, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are still not showing any interest in the former Jacksonville Jaguars starter.

Jones is set to meet with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, according to a report by Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report. Jones has previously met with the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals.

The Jaguars released Jones after they drafted Brian Thomas out of LSU with their first-round pick. That ended Jones’ tenure with the Jaguars after two seasons, and his last year was marred by far too many injuries. He suffered a PCL sprain and then had cartilage damage in his femur, all of which forced him to miss most of the season.

In 2022, Jones had over 800 receiving yards and 321 yards in just nine games, two of which he did not even finish. Jones has just three seasons of over 500 receiving yards since entering the NFL, and 2022 was his best season overall.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 16, 2023. — Ed Thompson / Steelers Now.

The Steelers have been in the market for a wide receiver since trading Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers in March. Third-round rookie Roman Wilson is expected to play in the slot, as he did at Michigan, helping to replace Allen Robinson II.

Khan and company have shown some interest in the free agent market, but they’ve struck out on free agents Mike Williams, who signed with the New York Jets, and declined to sign Tyler Boyd, who signed with the Titans on Tuesday after having exchanged contract figures with his hometown club.

The rest of the free agent market, which the Steelers have not shown reported interested in, has been going quickly. Last week, the Las Vegas Raiders signed former Dallas Cowboys wideout Michael Gallup and the Los Angeles Chargers inked D.J. Chark. The Miami Dolphins signed Odell Beckham Jr. over the weekend. The Las Vegas Raiders signed Jalen Guyton on Monday.

Zay Jones, former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling and ex-New Orleans Saints star Michael Thomas appear to be the top remaining outside receivers on the free agent market, but since talking with Boyd before the draft, the Steelers have not shown much interest.

Most of the smoke surrounding Omar Khan and Pittsburgh has come with wide receivers in the trade market, as the Steelers have reportedly shown interest in Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, Courtland Sutton and others, but have not yet been able to make a deal happen, despite Khan acknowledging that they’ve been trying.