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    Steelers sign Jarvis Jones

    Steelers Sign First-Round Pick Jarvis Jones
    June 3, 2013 05:15 PM
    The Steelers have signed their first-round draft pick from the 2013 NFL Draft, linebacker Jarvis Jones. Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed.


    "I think it's a blessing. I wanted to get it out of the way so I can continue to focus on my career," said Jones."The organization and my agent did a great job of getting it out of the way so it won't be a distraction going into training camp. I'm going to be fully focused and ready to go out there and give everything I've got to help my teammates."


    Jones (6-2, 245), who was the 17th overall pick, spent three years at the University of Georgia (2010-12) after playing one season at the University of Southern California (2009). He played in a total of 34 games and started all 26 he played for the Bulldogs. Jones posted 28.0 sacks at Georgia, tying Jimmy Payne (1978-82) for third in school history.


    As a senior, Jones was named to numerous All-American first-teams and was a finalist for the Lombardi Trophy, Butkus Award, Bednarik Trophy, Nagurski Award and the LOTT Impact Trophy. As the Bulldogs' permanent captain, he was the recipient of the Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player of the Year Award and was named one of team's Most Valuable Defensive Players.


    The Steelers have now signed seven of their nine selections from the 2013 NFL Draft.

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    Wow, they seem to be on a mission to eliminate every possible distraction.

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    Glad to see him signed! Can't wait to see him play in the preseason!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBucks View Post
    was a finalist for the Lombardi Trophy
    Hopefully he helps us get the real Lombardi this year!!!

    Surprised we signed him so early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Hopefully he helps us get the real Lombardi this year!!!

    Surprised we signed him so early.
    +1

    I am really, really surprised he wasn't a July signing because his slot value really hasn't been set yet by the other Round 1 picks being signed. Seems like a good sign he is motivated to just get on the field and play football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    +1

    I am really, really surprised he wasn't a July signing because his slot value really hasn't been set yet by the other Round 1 picks being signed. Seems like a good sign he is motivated to just get on the field and play football.
    In past years this was an issue, but under the new CBA, rookie salaries are essentially slotted (for all intents and purposes).


    If Roquan Smith falls to late teens, trade 1.28 & 2.60 to SEA for 1.18 & 4.120:

    1.18 LB Roquan Smith
    3.92 FS Jessie Bates
    4.120 RB Royce Freeman
    5.148 DT Ken Norton
    5.165 TE Chris Herndon
    7.220 WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
    7.246 OT Brett Toth

    If not:

    1.28 LB Leighton Vander Esch
    2.60 C/G Billy Price
    3.92 FS Jessie Bates
    5.148 DT Ken Norton
    5.165 TE Chris Herndon
    7.220 RB Ito Smith
    7.246 WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

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    don't 1st rounders often get inked for 5 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    don't 1st rounders often get inked for 5 years?
    Im thinking that too.

    my car's out back

    if you're ready to take that long walk

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    don't 1st rounders often get inked for 5 years?
    According to this article it is a four year deal with a club option for a fifth year.....even better

    [url]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000208756/article/jarvis-jones-pittsburgh-steelers-reach-contract[/url]

    The team announced Monday the signing of their first-round pick, selected 17th overall in the [URL="http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013"]2013 NFL Draft[/URL]. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jones signed a four-year contract worth $8.5 million with a $4.7 million signing bonus. The deal includes a fifth-year club option.

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    He probably was willing to sign a more reasonable 4 year instead of 5. Makes sense if he believes he is the next great Steeler OLB.

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