Jones will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle and did not participate in spring practices. He may have been sidelined to start the season even without the suspension, but this still hurts Indy's depth on the defensive line.
Jones (ankle) will not participate in spring OTAs, but is scheduled to return to the field with the start of training camp in late July, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle. It sounds like he's on pace to return, but we'll need to see how he holds up during training camp.
Arthur Jones (ankle) accepted a pay cut from $4.5 million to $2.5 million for 2016, but he can earn the difference back through roster bonuses and incentives, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Jones has been a major disappointment through the first two seasons of his five-year contract, playing just nine games in 2014 and then missing the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle. He was thus a prime candidate to be released, but his willingness to take a pay cut should keep him in Indianapolis for at least one more season. Though not an IDP option, Jones could help shore up Indy's run defense if he's able to stay on the field.
Jones produced 23 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in nine games last season.
The 2015 season for
Jones could be placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Jones produced 23 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in nine games last season.
|P1||8/13/16||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CIN||7:30 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|6||10/16/16||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/5/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
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