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Steelers Promote WR Amara Darboh from Practice Squad, Waive WR Tevin Jones

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The Steelers waived wide receiver Tevin Jones and promoted wide receiver Amara Darboh from their practice squad, the team announced Monday.

Jones, 26, had been with the Steelers in some capacity since the start of the 2018 season. He had appeared in five games since being promoted from the practice squad to the active roster in November, making four catch for 61 yards.

Against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Jones dropped his only target, but also recovered a downfield fumble by rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson on a Steelers scoring drive in the third quarter.


Darboh was signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on Nov. 18 after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver was a third-round draft pick out of Michigan by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, but spent 2018 on injured reserve and was waived before the start of his second professional season in 2019.

Darboh has played in 16 career games and has eight catches for 71 yards, all as a rookie with Seattle.

The Steelers hope to have starting wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster active for their Week 16 trip to play the New York Jets. James Washington, Diontae Johnson, Deon Cain and Johnny Holton joined Jones as active receivers in Week 15.

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