Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Former Oklahoma QB Landry Jones To Start For Steelers

Former Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones will get the start Sunday when the Steelers play the 5-1 New England Patriots at Heinz Field.

Ben Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, and at his weekly press conference, Tomlin quickly ruled out a quick return for his franchise quarterback.

Jones, the team's fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft, will make his third career start for the Steelers. He was 1-1 as a starter last season, but his victory came in a game in which Roethlisberger replaced him and led the Steelers past the Cleveland Browns.

Tomlin said Jones will get all of the first-team reps in practice this week.

“Landry has a very good knowledge of our offense,” Tomlin said. “It's less about what he knows and more about what he can execute at a high level.” (More at Pittsburgh Tribune)

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