Jarvis Jones questionable for Steelers on Sunday


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Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday, has been listed as questionable for the game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Baltimore Ravens.

Jones did not take any repetitions Friday in team drills. Instead, he went through a light exercise regimen, one of the necessary steps involved for concussed players to be cleared to play.

"We're still taking precautions and going through the steps," Jones said. "We're doing the right thing as far as the process. I'm taking it slow. We still have two more days before Sunday. I'll see what they say."

Jones said this is the first time he has had a concussion. After playing in the 19-6 victory Sunday against the New York Jets, Jones said he felt tired when he arrived back in Pittsburgh and fell asleep. When he woke up Monday morning, he had a headache. He was examined by doctors Monday and diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday.

"It's something new to me," said Jones, who supplanted Jason Worilds as the starting right outside linebacker after the first game. "That's why I wanted to take precautions on it. I'm clearly fine now. I'm just getting back to the basic things and just trying to prepare myself for this big game on Sunday."

In other injury news, starting offensive right tackle Marcus Gilbert said he will play after sustaining a quad injury in the Jets game. He is officially listed as probable along with defensive end Brett Keisel (abdomen) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related). The only players ruled out are receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) and tight end Richard Gordon (toe).

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Ray Fittipaldo: rfittipaldo@post-gazette.com and Twitter @rayfitt1. First Published October 18, 2013 9:43 AM


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