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Pittsburgh Steelers Work Out 3 CFL Players

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked out 3 players who played for CFL teams last season on Thursday. Linebacker Jonathan Jones of the Toronto Argonauts, defensive back Carthell Flowers-Lloyd of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and defensive lineman J-Min Pelley of the Edmonton Elks were among the players worked out by the Steelers.

LB Jonathan Jones – Toledo (26 y/o, 5’11, 230 lbs)

Jonathan Jones is coming off of his 2nd CFL season both of which were with the Toronto Argonauts. He is currently pending to become a CFL free agent.

Jones played in 18 regular season games this past season registering 49 defensive tackles, 13 special teams tackles, 7 sacks, and an interception. He was named to Pro Football Focus’ CFL Team of the Week in week 4 and in week 9. He had 1 tackle in the playoff loss to Montreal.

In 2022 Jones played in 6 regular season games for the Argos contributing 10 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a sack. He also made 8 tackles in 2 playoff games including 5 tackles in the Grey Cup victory over Winnipeg.

Jones played his final 2 seasons of collegiate ball at Toledo where he played in 18 games with 13 starts. He started in 11 of his 12 games in his final season with Toledo in 2021 contributing 27 solo tackles, 55 assisted tackles, and 3 sacks.

Prior to transferring to Toledo Jones played 38 games for Notre Dame from 2017-19 making 9 solo tackles and 8 assisted tackles.

DB Carthell Flowers-Lloyd – Stony Brook (25 y/o, 6’2, 205 lbs)

Carthell Flowers-Lloyd is coming off of his first CFL season. He led the league in special teams tackles with 31 over his 18 games and also had a blocked punt. He was a key element contributing to the Tiger-Cats allowing the lowest return yards per attempt. Lloyd was recognized by Pro Football Focus as their choice for most outstanding special teams player.

Flowers-Lloyd played his final 2 seasons of NCAA football at Stony Brook where he played in 21 games with 20 starts. He tallied 85 solo tackles, 57 assisted tackles, 5 sacks, and an interception over his time at Stony Brook.

Prior to transferring to Stony Brook, Flowers Lloyd played in 31 games with 1 start for Eastern Michigan where he contributed 12 solo tackles, and 13 assisted tackles.

DL J-Min Pelley – Calgary (25 y/o, 6’5, 330 lbs)

J-Min Pelley is coming off of his 2nd season in the CFL both with the Edmonton Elks. He has played in 25 games over the past 2 seasons contributing 19 tackles. He was drafted by Edmonton in the 2022 CFL Supplemental Draft during which the Elks forfeited a 2023 2nd round pick to acquire him.

Pelly was a member of the Calgary Dinos in college in 2019 and 2020 which saw his team win the Vanier Cup in 2019. In 2019 he played in 11 games contributing 13 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, and a pass defended. The 2020 season was not played due to covid.

Pelley played in the Canadian Junior Football League with the Okanagan Sun in 2018. Over 10 games he had 20 tackles, 4 sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass defended.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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