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Pittsburgh Steelers trade for Felix Jones to bolster backfield

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The Steelers bolstered their injury-plagued backfield on Friday, acquiring running back Felix Jones from Philadelphia for linebacker Adrian Robinson. The deal is pending each player passing a physical.

The 26-year-old Jones gives the Steelers needed depth at running back. Rookie Le'Veon Bell is has a sprained right foot and is out indefinitely. Isaac Redman is dealing with a nerve injury and return specialist LaRod Stephens-Howling sat out last Monday’s preseason game against Washington with a sprained knee.

In other news: ESPN ended its collaboration with PBS on an investigation of the NFL and players’ head injuries as public TV producers expressed surprise over the abrupt collapse of the 15-month partnership.

ESPN said its decision was based on a lack of editorial control.

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