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WR Jones Makes Statement

PITTSBURGH -- Wide receiver Gerald Jones did everything possible to catch the coaches' attention on Thursday night.

Jones accounted for the Eagles' two touchdown receptions - both in the fourth quarter - as the Eagles' rally fell short 24-14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Competing at a talented and deep position, Jones - a rookie free agent signing out of Tennessee - scored both of his touchdowns on passes from quarterback Mike Kafka in very similar fashion. Kafka rolled to his right, fired the ball to Jones who caught the pass just short of the goal line before diving in for six on each play. Jones finished with three total catches for 36 yards and the two scores.

"I'm looking at it as a positive thing regardless of what happens when the preseason is over with. That's why I'm here. I'm going to give my best. If it turns out good, then good. If not, then I'm just going to try and make something happen somewhere," Jones said. "I'm happy, but then again I'm not because we didn't win the game. That's my biggest concern. I'm glad I got better this week from last week. I'm just trying to impress the coaches and hopefully they like what I'm giving them. If not, then hopefully else will like what I'm putting on film."

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