Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) celebrates a tackle against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarvis Jones to be a game time decision vs. Ravens


Coming off their best performance of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers need a repeat performance from Dick LeBeau‘s unit if they have any hopes of making it back-to-back wins Sunday afternoon against the Baltimore Ravens.

With that being said, there’s still a small chance that one of the young playmakers could get his first taste of the Steelers-Ravens rivalry.

Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) reacts on the sidelines against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Bears won 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers’ linebacker Jarvis Jones, whose head injury was indeed a concussion, has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s showdown with the Ravens.

Per a league source, via Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Jones’ availability will be determined at game time.

However, despite the potential positive news, I would be shocked if Jones is active. Being that the kickoff is scheduled for after 4 p.m., the Steelers will have some extra time to decide on Jones, but it makes little sense to rush him back on the field.

Florio wrote:

It’s currently unclear whether Jones has received final clearance from an independent neurologist to play.  Even if clearance has been obtained, any return of symptoms would (or at least should) prompt the Steelers to shut him down for the game.

If Jones can’t go, Jason Worilds will get the start at outside linebacker opposite LaMarr Woodley.

Jones has appeared in all five of the Steelers games, starting four, but only has 18 tackles and no sacks.

While Steelers’ fans are waiting for that breakout game from the 2013 first-round pick, if he is experiencing any symptoms at all, they will likely have to wait another week.

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