Paul Jones has left Penn State for 'personal reasons'
Jones came to Penn State as a highly touted quarterback but was recently moved to tight end.
After Paul Jones missed practice Tuesday, speculation about Penn State's third-string quarterback and second-string tight end quickly began spreading around State College. Jones' status with the team was unclear, but coach Bill O'Brien cleared things up Wednesday.
Bill O'Brien: "Paul Jones has left the team for personal reasons. He will no longer be a part of the Penn State Football team."— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 26, 2012
Jones was moved to tight end this season after coming to Penn State as a quarterback in 2010. In fact, he was considered by some to be the best recruit in Penn State's 2010 class, higher than Robert Bolden, who would go on to become the first freshman to start for Penn State at quarterback.
Bolden lost his job to Matt McGloin before transferring before the 2012 season. Now it appears Jones is following Bolden out the door.
Jones caught his first pass as a tight end two weeks ago in Penn State's win against Navy. According to StateCollege.com, Jones left the team after an offensive personnel package that included him was removed from the Penn State playbook.
With Jones gone, all that the Nittany Lions have behind McGloin on the depth chart is freshman Steven Bench and senior Shane McGregor.
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