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Thu, Dec 2 |
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vs Dallas Cowboys (8-4-0)
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Final
17

NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 9-3-0
2-0-0 5-7-0
1-3-0 5-7-0
1-2-0 5-7-0

2021 Rushing

STATS ATT
Rushing Attempts
YDS
Rushing Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Rush
TD
Rushing Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Rush
FL
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 38 106 2.8 0 11 0

Top Tony Jones News

  • Saints' Tony Jones: Surprise scratch Thursday

    Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

    Even with Alvin Kamara (knee) sidelined for a fourth straight contest, the Saints will keep Jones in street clothes in this one. Instead, Mark Ingram is slated to handle the bulk of the reps out of the backfield, with wide receiver Ty Montgomery, fullback Adam Prentice and special teamer Dwayne Washington on hand for complementary work.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: Likely headed for reserve role

    Jones is expected to serve as the Saints' No. 2 running back Thursday against the Cowboys with Mark Ingram (knee) in line to start in his return from a one-game absence, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Alvin Kamara (knee) sits atop the Saints' depth chart and is listed as questionable for Thursday's game, but Jane Slater and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier in the day that the 26-year-old will ultimately be sidelined for a fourth straight game while he contends with a sprained MCL. The Saints won't officially confirm Kamara's status until he's included on the team's inactive list that will be released 90 minutes prior to kickoff, but his absence likely won't be enough to ensure Jones maintains a big role on offense. Jones started in last week's Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bills and carried a team-high 16 times for 27 yards, but he was afforded the opportunity only because Ingram joined Kamara on the inactive list. With Ingram having since returned to practice in full capacity this week, he'll be in the clear to serve in a lead role out of the Saints' backfield, just as he did in the first two games that Kamara missed. Jones was available for the second of those two contests, but he played just 10 snaps on offense and finished with three carries for two yards in the Saints' 40-29 loss to the Eagles in Week 11.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: Leads backfield amid injuries

    Jones rushed 16 times for 27 yards during Thursday's 31-6 loss to the Bills.

    With Alvin Kamara (knee) and Mark Ingram (knee) sidelined, Jones clearly served as the top option on early downs. However, the return of lineman Terron Armstead wasn't enough to help him overcome the struggles of this Trevor Siemian-led offense, and Ty Montgomery stole a bunch of work on passing downs en route to seven targets. Even if Kamara and Ingram remain sidelined in Week 13 against Dallas, Jones seems hard to trust as a touchdown-dependent fantasy asset.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: Primed for bigger workload Thursday

    Jones is poised to be the Saints' lead running back Thursday against the Bills with both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram sidelined due to knee injuries, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

    While Kamara is missing a third consecutive contest, Ingram is logging his first absence since returning to New Orleans via trade from Houston back on Oct. 27. Jones thus is in line for more work, but his small sample isn't particularly encouraging. In five appearances this season, he's averaged 3.6 yards on 22 carries and hauled in four of six targets for 10 yards. Aside from Jones, the Saints likely will give wide receiver Ty Montgomery and special teamer Dwayne Washington some run out of the backfield as well.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: More work possible Thursday

    Jones could be in line for a bigger workload Thursday against the Bills with Alvin Kamara (knee) ruled out and Mark Ingram (knee) questionable for the contest, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

    Kamara's sprained MCL is forcing him out for a third straight game, while Ingram was listed as limited twice and with no activity once on Saints practice reports during Week 12 prep. If Ingram ends up joining Kamara as inactive Thursday, Jones, special-teamer Dwayne Washington, fullback Alex Armah and wide receiver Ty Montgomery would be the candidates for backfield reps. To date, Jones has gotten the most work among the quartet out of the backfield this season, averaging 3.6 yards on his 22 carries and gathering in four of six targets for 10 yards.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: Minimal role in return to lineup

    Jones rushed three times for two yards during Sunday's 40-29 loss to the Eagles.

    In his first game back from an ankle injury, Jones barely saw any work despite the absence of Alvin Kamara (knee). Instead, Mark Ingram (24 combined carries and targets) almost exclusively carried the load. Even if Kamara remains sidelined in Week 12 against Buffalo, Jones does not seem like an advisable fantasy option in any format.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: Opening looms in return from IR

    Jones (ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, per the NFL media's transactions page.

    Jones is back on the roster just in time for an intriguing opportunity Sunday in Philadelphia, as workhorse Alvin Kamara (knee) has been ruled out. While Mark Ingram is expected to get the starting nod in Kamara's absence, Jones is slated to work as his top backup ahead of special teams contributor Dwayne Washington. Jones averaged a respectable 4.1 yards per carry on 19 attempts in four games prior to injuring his ankle.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: On track to be activated

    Jones (ankle) appears on track to be activated from injured reserve before Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Jones returned to practice Wednesday after a month-and-a-half absence, and he may now step right back in as the No. 2 running back, this time behind Mark Ingram instead of Alvin Kamara (knee). With both Kamara and slot receiver/scatback Ty Montgomery (finger) ruled out, the Saints are left with Ingram and special teamer Dwayne Washington as the backfield options apart from Jones. Last week, Ingram took on 18 touches and played 85 percent of the snaps in a loss to Tennessee, though Montgomery earned a handful of plays in the backfield before exiting late in the first quarter with a finger injury.

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  • Saints' Tony Jones: Returns to practice

    The Saints designated Jones (ankle) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Along with Jones, the Saints had top back Alvin Kamara back in practice Wednesday after Kamara missed a Week 10 loss to Tennessee with a minor knee sprain. Mark Ingram filled in and took on a a three-down role this past Sunday, but there's still some chance for Jones to be the No. 2 back once he's healthy. Jones last played in Week 4, taking 23 touches for 87 yards over the first four games of the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 224 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 24
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 1