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Felix Jones traded to Steelers

Running back Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys

Running back Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball as he break a tackle by Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants for a 26-yard gain in the first quarter. (Dec. 11, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

The ill-fated career of former first-round running back Felix Jones continues to flounder. After being released by the Cowboys and signing a one-year deal with the Eagles, the former Arkansas running back has been traded to the Steelers.  

In exchange, Pittsburgh dealt away outside linebacker Adrian Robinson, who fits the Eagles' newly-implemented 3-4 defense. 

Jones fell out of favor in Philly with the emergence of Chris Polk behind starter LeSean McCoy. The Eagles' other tailback is second-year man Bryce Brown. 

The Steelers need depth at running back after the loss of Le'Veon Bell, who is out 4-6 weeks with a sprained right foot. 

Jones was the 22nd pick in the 2008 draft, but eventually lost his starting job in Dallas to DeMarco Murray. Jones was a former college backfield mate of Darren McFadden, a first-round pick with Oakland in 2008. 

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