Jones now can test the market but may have trouble finding work as he continues to recover from ACL surgery. Before the injury, the defensive end split time on special teams and defense, recording three tackles in eight games.
Jones (knee) was officially placed on the IR Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.
Jones injured his knee in Week 8's game agaisnt the Falcons. The 26-year-old had recorded three tackles on the season. Channing Ward, DaVonte Lambert, and Noah Spnce will be providing the Buccaneers with defensive line depth going forward.
Jones injured his knee against Atlanta on Thursday and was seen on crutches and donning a knee brace Friday. He's yet to be placed on IR, but he likely will be prior to Sunday's game to clear a roster spot. He'll finish the season with three tackles and a fumble recovery.
Jones is a nickel pass rusher for the Bucs and his injury is particularly untimely considering both George Johnson (hip) and Jacquies Smith (knee) have already been ruled out for the season. It isn't clear when he may be return.
|P1||8/11/17||@ CIN||7:30 pm|
|P2||8/17/17||@ JAC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||14||9.0||5||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||0||0||1||0||1||43||1||1|
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|