Jarvis Jones out of hospital

Updated: August 25, 2013, 4:37 PM ET
By Scott Brown | ESPN.com

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AP Photo/Don WrightJarvis Jones, who left the stadium in a stretcher Saturday, was released from the hospital Sunday after X-rays on his chest came back negative.

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers outside linbebacker Jarvis Jones has been released from the hospital after X-rays taken on his injured chest came back negative, the team announced Sunday afternoon.

Jones was hurt in the Steelers' 26-20 overtime loss to the Chiefs as he was tackled after a 22-yard interception return. Jones, the team's first-round pick in April, stayed down on the Heinz Field turf before getting up and trotting to the Steelers' sidelines.

He was later taken out of the stadium on a stretcher, however, and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Jones has shined during the preseason and is pushing fourth-year veteran Jason Worilds for the starting job at right outside linebacker.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder made several big plays against the Chiefs. In addition to the interception, which was negated by a penalty on cornerback Josh Victorian, Jones leveled Kansas City running back Knile Davis on a kickoff return, pinning the Chiefs deep in their own territory.

The former Georgia star was the 17th overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft.

Scott Brown

ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter


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