Steelers Notes: Jarvis Jones, Transactions, more

Here are the Steelers notes for the week of 5/1/16-5/7/16:

  • On Tuesday, May 5th, the Steelers declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Jarvis Jones, a former 1st round pick. Jones is entering his fourth season, a career in which many consider that he has underperformed or that his skills haven’t quite translated to the NFL level. The Steelers obviously didn’t see the value in the $8.4 million he would’ve made in 2017. He will spend this final season of his contract with Pittsburgh, and then become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
  • The Steelers cut three players on Thursday to trim their roster to 90 players. Headlining the cuts was former second round pick OT Mike Adams. He was cut due to a failed physical. Kicker Ty Long and RB Abou Toure were also among the cuts.
  • Also on Thursday, the Steelers signed their two seventh-round draft picks WR Demarcus Ayers and LB Tyler Matakevich to four-year contracts.
  • On Friday, Pittsburgh signed their sixth-round draft pick LB Travis Feeney to a four-year contract.
  • Rookie Minicamp got under way on Friday. It ran through Sunday, May 8th.

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