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Steelers Sign former Notre Dame OLB Jamir Jones



The Steelers have signed second-year professional outside linebacker Jamir Jones, the team announced on Wednesday.

Jones, 22, is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound linebacker that played collegiately at Notre Dame. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, but was released on August 10.

In four seasons with the Fighting Irish, Jones played 55 games and recored 50 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and six quarterback hits.

The Steelers are critically short and depth at outside linebacker, where only veteran Cassius Marsh and backup long snapper Christian Kuntz are on the depth chart behind starters T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith.

Jayrone Elliott, who was been a backup and special teams player for the Steelers the last two seasons, remains an unrestricted free agent.

Jones is the fourth former member of the Fighting Irish on the Steelers, joining wide receiver Chase Claypool, tackle Jarron Jones and defensive end Stephon Tuitt.

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