November 05, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Steelers add Jacoby Jones, cut Dri archer
The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed kick returner Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. They cut kick returner Dri Archer. Jones, 31, was previously with the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens. Signed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract this offseason, Jones returned nine kickoffs for a 21.4-yard average and five punts for minus-four yards. Jones returned five kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his nine-year career, and also caught 14 touchdowns as a receiver. In a November 2013 game in Baltimore when Jones did not score on a kickoff return that became the most infamous in the rivalry between the Ravens and Steelers. Jones returned a kickoff down the Steelers sideline that day that covered 73 yards, but he had to step around Mike Tomlin, who wandered onto the field while watching the scoreboard view of the play. Jones, who was otherwise wide open, hesitated and was tackled and the Ravens settled for a field goal. “I always watch the returns on the Jumbotron, it provides a better perspective for me,” Tomlin said that day. “I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play.” The league fined Tomlin $100,000 for the incident. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.