Steelers activate Jones, Allen to IR

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Pittsburgh Steelers will have outside
linebacker Jarvis Jones back for their late-season playoff drive after
activating the 2013 first-round pick from injured reserve/designated to return
Saturday.

Jones fractured his right wrist during the Steelers’ Week 3 win over Carolina
and has missed the team’s last nine games after undergoing surgery to repair
the injury. The second-year pass rusher had recorded 14 tackles and a pair of
sacks in three games prior to being sidelined.

To make room for Jones on the active roster, cornerback Cortez Allen was
placed on injured reserve due to a broken bone in his thumb.

Allen started Pittsburgh’s first seven games but was benched in late October
and had been used sparingly on defense in recent weeks. The fourth-year pro
had compiled 41 tackles, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed on the
season.