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Jones To Steelers Or Bears Tuesday

Posted Jul 14, 2008 by Anwar S. Richardson

Updated Jul 15, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Tampa Bay is officially out of the running for Detroit free agent running back Kevin Jones.

Jones will sign with either Pittsburgh or Chicago on Tuesday. 

Previously, there were five teams including Tampa Bay were interested in Jones, but despited a published report last week stating Jones was going to visit Tampa Bay this week, Tony Fleming, his agent, previously said it was untrue.

It would have been hard for Jones to fit in at Tampa Bay because of its high number of running backs. The Bucs currently have Earnest Graham, Michael Bennett, Warrick Dunn, Kenneth Darby, rookie Cory Boyd, plus the possibility of Cadillac Williams’ return this season.

Jones is recovering from knee surgery he had five months ago and last month Miami, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Detroit reportedly sent representatives to watch him workout in Saline, Mich. Tampa Bay was not one of the teams in attendance.

Last year, Jones missed the first two games as he recovered from a foot injury that also sidelined him for the last three games of 2006. He ran for at least 70 yards in five games, including a season-high 105 against Chicago, before hurting his knee Dec. 23 against the Chiefs. He finished with 153 carries for 581 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games. A few months after the season, Detroit released him.

Reader Comments

Por (BugBucFan) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Headline: Andy Reid burped at the Police Staion this morning for the 3’rd time.
Headline:  Jason Taylor thought about going to Ybor City for a dance contest last night. He decided gas cost too much & Parcels was going to fire him.
Headline: Rex Grossman called Coach Meyer & asked if he could come back to UF and learn how to pass.
Headline: Nobody cares. We need some Football bad.

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Por (todd) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

WHO CARES !!!!!

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Por (jsmallz) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I care d-bag!

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Por (todd) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

jsmallz,

You are on the wrong website this is the Bucs website !! You have to go to :
CHICAGOBEARS.COM !! Thats where you will find your team and the possibility of Jones going there. I hope I guided you in the right place.

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Por (Brian) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Typical Bucs bandwagon fans (I mean Tampa sports teams Bandwagon fans) - we are so cool by saying who cares about other teams and other team fans are stinky and smelly if they live in Tampa and route and are loyal to their team, there are fans of other teams that live everywhere - so we do care… Go get your mattress ready to jump off the rays bandwagon by august when they are back in 3rd or 4th place… Tampa has the worst fans in the world… No loyalty… Hey we are good - so lets support them - oh wait they are bad we are Boston or NY fans or Cowboys fans - gimme me a break…

Bears need all the help they can get… Been a bears fan for 31 years of my life which include 18 in Tampa..

Go Bears Go!!!

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Por (raw_as_fuq) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Brian your on the wrong website too! Bears suck!!!

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Por (Brian) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I know - maybe if you could read my comment - Clown - you might have a clue - go back to playing with your chucky doll - then go to walmart and buy a 2 for 1 rolling back prices Clue…

The bucs are old and play in a horrible division needless to say… But we will see who sucks worse in Week 3…

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Por (patrick dotson) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

ill be at that game…were goin to kick some bears a#%....but i will say…i wish we were still in the black and blue division…we had some bad a!@ games….and some very aweful ones as well…but the bucs dont need another back…we need to worry bout whos catching the ball…we had so many dropped passes last year it wasnt funny…GO BUCS!

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Por (Brian) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I hear ya, wish that the divisions were the same, miss those 6-3 grind them out games, where you had to get hammered just to get through them…

As a lifelong bears fan, and a resident of Tampa, Jerry the anti-christ Angelo - has now wrecked the Bears the same way he did the bucs…

But should be a pretty interesting game - a really bad team in the bears against a team that does not play that well on the road - Bucs 2 Bears 0… Heard it here first…

I ask - has an NFL team ever gone without an offensive td - the bears just might unless you count Kick/punt returns…

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Por (BigBucFan) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I’m confused. I still don’t understand not being a Buc Fan & frequenting this website. It is OK to like more than one team in a sport.  Maybe it’s because I don’t go to other team websites to bash their players & coaches. It just seems low class. I think the point of this story to most Buc Fans is that there never really was a story here in regards to Jones & the Bucs. No offense to anybody, I just didn’t see it. I can get as raunchy as anybody, just choose not to right now. Brian, are you familiar with the Brandon Allstars Cheer Squad. They Rock.

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Por (todd) on July 15, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Its going to be a much better game than 2-0. Thats probably how it used to end up. But lets be honest the Bucs D. is a whole lot better then the Bears. The best Defense in the league against Rex Grossman “He will be another victim in the bucs logo, he will be planted” come on who is going to win that battle ? And at least the Bucs has an offence and QBs. The only thing the Bears have going for them is Florida native Devin Hester.

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Por (Brian) on July 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I hear ya, rex grossman - nfl qb just doesnt sound right… Rex grossman vs a pee wee defense - favor the defense… I could go on and on about how bad they are on O…

I might just start drinking now… I can say with the number 1 pick the bears select Michael Crabtree…

The Brandon Bears man, got to support them - they might be the best bears team for a while… No can’t say that I have checked the Cheer squad out…

So as bucs fans, what do you see as your season, do you think your division comes down to the Aints and you guys, Carolina is Chicago south and the falcons - wow - they might be worse off than the bears… If that is possible…

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Por (BigBucFan) on July 16, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I’m staying with my earlier prediction. Bucs in the Superbowl, Tampa Bay, home field advantage. It is a little bit of a reach, but i like our chances as much as anybody. I think we can do it with Garcia or Mc Cown. I think between the Defense & the running game, it will be our best season yet.

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Por (linda lyons) on August 07, 2008 (Suggest removal)

why didnt the bears pick a new quarterback in the draft?

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