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QB JONES LIKELY TO MAKE FIRST START FOR STEELERS

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Landry Jones played in his first regular-season NFL game last Sunday. Now it looks as if he will make his first start this weekend. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike

Tomlin said Tuesday that his team would prepare for Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs as if Jones would be the starting quarterbac­k. Starter Ben Roeth

lisberger has been out since spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Sept. 27 in a win at the St. Louis Rams. Backup Michael Vick suffered a strained right hamstring in Sunday’s 25-13 victory against the Arizona Cardinals. “I think it’s prudent and appropriat­e right now to operate under the assumption that Landry is our quarterbac­k this week,” Tomlin said. “He is the guy that’s healthy.”

 ?? JASON BRIDGE, USA TODAY SPORTS ?? Landry Jones, above, replaced injured Michael Vick last Sunday.
JASON BRIDGE, USA TODAY SPORTS Landry Jones, above, replaced injured Michael Vick last Sunday.

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