The Steelers have released QB Landry Jones after 5 years with the team. The team is keeping QBs Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs on the 53-man roster. Jones appeared in games each of the past 3 years, but Dobbs now sits next on the team's most recent depth chart. He'd likely be the next guy in if Ben Roethlisberger went down early in the season, but Rudolph -- a 3rd-round pick in April -- is the better long-term bet for dynasty owners.
Steelers QB Landry Jones injured his left ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game. He couldn't put any weight on that leg and was carted back to the locker room. Ben Roethlisberger is the only other active QB for Pittsburgh.
The Steelers are planning to start QB Landry Jones against the Chiefs on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora hears that QB Ben Roethlisberger is still trying to talk his way into playing, but that seems like a long shot right now. We'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday, but fantasy owners should be preparing as if Jones will start.
The Steelers were in the market for a rookie QB to groom behind Ben Roethlisberger. They ended up selecting former Oklahoma Sooner Landry Jones in the 4th round. Jones was considered a 1st-round talent at this time last year, but he saw his stock drop during his senior year. There's plenty of arm talent here, though. Former Colts executive Bill Polian ranked Jones as the top QB in the class. He's obviously not a threat to Ben Roethlisberger's starting job. But considering Big Ben's injury history, Jones could see action this season. And he has a chance to be Roethlisberger's successor down the road.