Derrick Jones (cornerback)

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Derrick Jones
No. 35 – Houston Texans
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-04) December 4, 1994 (age 24)
Eupora, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Eupora (Eupora, Mississippi)
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Derrick Jones (born December 4, 1994) is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss.[1] He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Coming in to the Ole Miss Rebels football program as a three-star wide receiver, Jones switched to cornerback his freshman year and started four games. He then split his time at the two positions over his sophomore and junior seasons, playing sparingly at corner but working his way up to starting wide receiver junior year. However, Jones switched back to corner for his senior season. At the start of his senior year, Jones was suspended three games for violating the Rebels' conduct standards.[2][3] In 2016, Jones took his first interception for a touchdown.[4]

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Jones was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round, 204th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[5]

On August 10, 2019, Jones was waived by the Jets.[6]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On August 11, 2019, Jones was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers,[7] but was waived two days later after failing his physical.[8]

Houston Texans[edit]

On August 19, 2019, Jones was signed by the Houston Texans.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/college/ole-miss/2017/04/29/new-york-jets-take-ole-miss-cb-derrick-jones-sixth/101077278/
  2. ^ "Ole Miss' Derrick Jones, Jeremy Liggins in line to return against Georgia". The Oxford Eagle. September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "New York Jets take former Ole Miss cornerback Derrick Jones in sixth round". The Oxford Eagle. April 29, 2017. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Derrick Jones Bio – Ole Miss Rebels Official Athletic Site Ole Miss Rebels Official Athletic Site – Football". Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (April 29, 2017). "Rd. 6: RB McGuire, CBs Clark & Jones". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (August 10, 2019). "Jets Sign TE Nick Truesdell, Waive CB Derrick Jones". NewYorkJets.com.
  7. ^ "Packers claim CB Derrick Jones". Packers.com. August 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Report: Packers waive CB Derrick Jones after failed physical". packerswire.com. August 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "Texans sign CB Derrick Jones, waive WR Stephen Louis". HoustonTexans.com. August 19, 2019.

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