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Jarvis Jones, Jason Worilds splitting Steelers snaps


Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds were listed as co-starters at outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers before Week 1. Their workload in the season opener indicates that the two players will be splitting time on the field.

Jones split time with Worilds in Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans, with Worilds playing 46 snaps to Jones' 30, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

It will be interesting to see if Jones' snaps increase during the season, starting with Monday night's matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

It isn't a knock on Worilds' play. He was solid Sunday, but Jones adds extra fire to the Steelers' defensive forge.

Jones had two tackles in his first NFL game. And they were loud. Both were for losses, including the absolute obliteration of Titans running back Chris Johnson in the second quarter.

The Steelers are well-known for putting rookies to the test before giving them the reins, but Jones has proven himself too big a playmaker to keep on the sidelines. Jones is the type of young, dynamic playmaker the Steelers' defense has ached for the past several years.

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