Eddie Jones (American football)

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Eddie Jones
Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Henderson, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the New York Jets
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles 0
Sacks 0
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

Eddie Lewis Jones, Jr. (born January 11, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Texas.

He has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams.

High school career[edit]

Jones was considered one of the nation's best defensive linemen coming out of high school. He finished his career at Kilgore High School with 310 tackles (including 27 tackles for a loss), 28 sacks, 25 PBU, eight forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 30 pressures and a blocked punt which he returned for a touchdown. As a junior, Jones helped Kilgore to the 2004 4A State Championship and a 16-0 record. He had 11 tackles and two sacks in the title game win over Dallas Lincoln.

College career[edit]

After redshirting the 2006 season, Jones appeared in 10 games at defensive end and on special teams in 2007. He posted 26 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two TFL, six pressures, an INT and two PBD.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, Jones was signed by the New York Jets on August 9, 2011.[1] He was waived September 2.[2] Jones was signed to the team's practice squad on September 28.[3] Jones was promoted to the active roster on October 8, 2011 after linebacker Bryan Thomas was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.[4] He was released on October 11 but was re-signed to the practice squad two days later. He was released on October 31.[5]

Jones was re-signed to the practice squad on November 21.[6] He was released on November 28.[7]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Jones was signed to the St. Louis Rams' practice squad on November 29, 2011.[8] Jones was released two days later to make room for quarterback Tom Brandstater.[9]

Second stint with the Jets[edit]

The Jets signed Jones to a reserve/future contract on January 9, 2012.[10] He was waived on May 22, 2012.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (August 9, 2011). "LBs Herron, Jones Come Aboard". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jets re-sign Aaron Maybin". ESPN. September 28, 2011. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cimini, Rich (October 8, 2011). "Jets place Thomas on IR, sign Jones". ESPN. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (October 31, 2011). "Jets Return from Bye, Announce Transactions". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (November 21, 2011). "Jones Returns in Swap of Practice Squad LBs". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ Cimini, Rich (November 28, 2011). "Curious move: Cook is cut". ESPN. Archived from the original on November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Thomas, Jim (November 30, 2011). "Rams getting an earful from fans". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "NFL transactions for December 2, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. December 4, 2011. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  10. ^ "LB Jones Signs Reserve/Future Contract". New York Jets. January 9, 2012. Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (22 May 2012). "LB Eddie Jones, S DeAngelo Smith Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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