Notre Dame football: Pittsburgh Steelers sign Jarron Jones

Jarron Jones(Photo by Rob Tringali/XFL via Getty Images)
Jarron Jones(Photo by Rob Tringali/XFL via Getty Images) /

Recently, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they had signed former Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones following an abbreviated season in the XFL.

Former Notre Dame defensive tackle, Jarron Jones, has had a precarious professional football career that has featured a number of different stops along the way. Pittsburgh can be added to the list of spots that Jones has made during his professional football career, as the Pittsburgh Steelers recently announced they had reached a deal with Jones.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants following the 2017 NFL Draft, the Giants would eventually convert Jones back to offensive lineman, where he had originally begun his Notre Dame career.

Following his time with the Giants, Jones spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, and Buffalo Bills. After bouncing around the NFL between 53-man rosters and practice squads, Jarron Jones most recently played in the XFL, where the offensive lineman was a first-round draft pick of the New York Guardians.

Despite a solid following during their inaugural season, the XFL was forced to cancel their season early and would ultimately disband due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Jones would do enough during his short time with the XFL to impress NFL teams and receive a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jones will be joining fellow former Notre Dame football players Stephon Tuitt and recent draft pick Chase Claypool on the Pittsburgh roster. He is expected to compete for a spot on the team as added offensive line depth.

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If Jarron Jones can make the Pittsburgh roster, there is a chance that he could find himself playing against his younger brother Jamir Jones, as Jamir was recently signed in the same AFC conference by the Houston Texans.