Focusing on healing and preparing for the season, Landry Jones a veteran mentor is re-signed by the Steelers as backup QB!

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Landry Jones)

Landry Jones now a veteran mentor

Landry Jones aged 31, to the role of savvy veteran mentor. He has soaked up all he could from the older Roethlisberger (American football quarterback) and Gradkowski (American football quarterback).

The Steelers will have Landry Jones as the primary backup for at least the next two seasons to Ben Roethlisberger. Joshua Dobbs might be the backup of the future.

Joshua Dobbs said of Jones,

“He’s been a great resource on the sideline, coming with the tablet, going with the different looks, talking about his process when he comes to the sideline, his thought process on different plays and different looks, just his overall approach each day and for games… I have learned a lot from him.”

As much as Jones is prepared to take Dobbs under his wing. He’s more eager to get back to playing. To play in Saturday’s preseason Game No. 3, Jones said he intends to be cleared. Which is at home against the Indianapolis Colts.

As ‘truly day-to-day’ Jones described his injury. In full pads and uniform, he came out to practice but only handed off and did not throw.

He was in uniform for the Steelers preseason win Sunday. But so were a handful of other injured players who did not get into the game.

Jones said,

“It’s just the throwing motion (that’s causing problems), I hurt it throwing, so whenever that starts feeling good I will be back out there.”…

Steelers re-sign Landry Jones as backup QB

The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding on to reserve quarterback Landry Jones.

The team re-signed Jones to a two-year deal on Thursday that will keep him as the primary backup behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Jones, the former Oklahoma quarterback who turns 28 next month, completed 53 of 86 passes for 558 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions while filling in for Roethlisberger last season.

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Roethlisberger hinted following a loss to New England in the AFC Championship that he’s not 100 percent certain he’ll return in 2017.

While the team is under the impression Roethlisberger will be back for the 14th season. Jones has proved he can be capable under center if not exactly franchise quarterback material.

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Stable married life with Whitney Hand-Jones

Landry Jones is a married man. He married former Oklahoma Sooner women’s basketball guard Whitney Hand-Jones. The wedding ceremony took place in Fort Worth, Texas on July 6, 2012.

Whitney was drafted by the San Antonio Stars in the year 2013 WNBA draft in the third round with the 32nd overall pick. The marriage seems stable and is going strong as no news of any extramarital affairs is known at present.

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Source: NewsOK (Landry Jones with Whitney Hand-Jones)

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Short bio on Landry Jones

Landry Jones is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. More bio…