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Steelers Re-Sign RB Trey Edmunds, OL Jarron Jones to Future Contracts



The Steelers have re-signed running back Trey Edmunds and offensive lineman Jarron Jones to a reserve/future contracts for the 2021 season, the team announced on Friday.

Edmunds’ singing comes just three days after the Steelers waived him. The team removed Edmunds from the injured reserve list on Tuesday and put him through waivers. He would have been a restricted free agent at the end of the season, but clearing waivers made him a street free agent and eligible to be re-signed to a future contract.

Edmunds, 26, just finished his third season with the team. He appeared in four games, playing mostly on special teams, before suffering a hamstring injury in the team’s Week 10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals that caused him to spend the rest of the season on the injured reserve list.

In 2019, Edmunds saw his most extensive playing time, and carried 22 times for 92 yards for a 4.2 yards per carry average while also racking up six tackles and an interception on special teams.

Edmunds was waived by the Steelers earlier in the 2020 season, but was re-signed by the club on Nov. 10.

A 6-foot-2, 223-pound running back out of Maryland, Edmunds spent his rookie season in 2017 with the New Orleans Saints before catching on in Pittsburgh. He is the older brother of Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Jarron Jones (74) practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex preparing for a Week 6 matchup against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. (Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers)

Jones spent the entire 2020 season on the Steelers practice squad, and then the practice squad injured reserve after suffering an injury late in the season. The Steelers originally signed Jones in April after he spent time with the New York Guardians of the XFL. The Steelers released the Notre Dame alum at the outset of training camp and signed him to the practice squad.

In October, Jones was arrested and charged with two felonies after police responded to a call for domestic disturbance at a home in the city’s Crawford-Roberts neighborhood. Jones allegedly strangled his girlfriend, hit her and the face and struck her with a gaming console, police allege.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for April 13 in front of magistrate Kim Berkeley Clark after being postponed twice.