Rams claim former Steelers linebacker on waiver
Los Angeles Rams got down to business quickly after Justin Hollins’ landing announcement on IR and were rewarded Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jamir Jones on Wednesday afternoon. It was clear on Monday that Hollins was going to miss a lot of time with his pectoral injury that required surgery, which is a shame as he got off to a good start in the first few weeks.
Sean McVay on LB Jamir Jones’ waiver claim: addressed the depth needed and “he had some good stuff on tape.”
“I have a lot of confidence in the assessment (of Rams GM Les Snead) and in our staff group.”
– Stu Jackson (@StuJRams) September 29, 2021
Jones, 6-3, 255 lbs, signed with the Steelers after being undrafted from the University of our Lady This year. He surprised Pittsburgh so much that he secured a berth in their 53-man roster after a strong preseason and started in place of TJ Watt last week with an injury. The speculation was that they gave it up in hopes he would be able to fire their practice squad, but Rams general manager Les Snead pounced on him in the tie.
Jones’ strong preseason included nine quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks and 13 total tackles. His nine QB hits were the most in the NFL for the entire preseason. Being able to be part of the Steelers’ 53-man roster with all their defensive talent says a lot about the type of player he is. He’s a solid tackler who is known to knock down opposing players on first contact.
Will the LA Rams front office make another waiver request like Justin Hollins? Only time will tell !