Former Steelers first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones signed with the Arizona Cardinals, according to the NFL Network. Jones, the No. 17 overall pick in 2013, did not have his fifth-year option picked up last spring, and the Steelers were prepared to move on without him.
In four seasons with the Steelers, Jones registered just six sacks in 50 career games. He started 35 career games for the Steelers, including 15 in 2015. But last season he lost his starting job to James Harrison and played sparingly late in the season.
The Steelers have Harrison and Bud Dupree returning as starters with Arthur Moats and Anthony Chickillo as reserves.
The Steelers are expected to draft another outside linebacker in the NFL draft next month.
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