Jets Looking for Takers for Running Back Thomas Jones?

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Last season Thomas Jones of the Jets led the AFC in rushing, but that is not stopping the Jets from putting him on the trading block according to a report from the National Football Post:

The New York Jets are gauging trade interest in RB Thomas Jones(notes), according to National Football Post. The team, bolstered by the addition of rookie Shonn Greene(notes), has placed a call to an NFC West club, a league source told the website.

Jones worked his way out of Chicago to get a new deal with the Jets two years ago. Now, Jones is seeking a new contract after leading the AFC in rushing last season with 1,312 yards and producing a career-high 13 touchdowns.

Jones, who turns 31 next week, has two years remaining on the $20-million, four-year contract he signed with the Bears. Jones has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. He skipped a good portion of the Jets’ voluntary offseason program.

“I’m not discussing any contract situations. Period,” Jones said when he arrived at training camp. “I’m happy. I’m here for camp. I’m excited for the season.”

Jones last season ran for 1312 yards and 13 touchdowns, but fell out of favor with the Jets over his contact demands and the fact the team is looking to get younger in their running back core, the reason they drafted Shonn Greene. If the Jets can get decent value for Jones, it will be interesting to see if they actually pull the trigger on a deal.


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2 Responses to “Jets Looking for Takers for Running Back Thomas Jones?”

  1. B says:

    old Jones…sb said he would go to Chicago. But I don’t think they will pick up him since they have one of the most versatille and well rounded backs in the league fool.

  2. Chris Farmer says:

    The magic number is 31…Jones’ age. Shonn has fresh legs, and Leon is one of the game’s most exciting players right now.