The Cardinals released Jones (back) with an injury settlement Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Injuries conspired to contain Jones to only two preseason appearances, during which he notched two tackles (one solo). Otherwise, a quad concern and then a "disc issue" in his back hindered his availability in both practice and games. Once his injury settlement concludes, he'll be eligible to sign with an organization.
Sidelined since the early portions of camp, Jones doesn't appear to be nearing a return to action anytime in the near future. With Jones out, Nordly Capi saw a huge chunk (62) of snaps during the team's first preseason contest. Jones' extended absence could also impact his ability to immediately join the pass-rush rotation in his first season with Arizona.
Jones is out a week with a "disc issue," Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
This is not the same injury that planted Jones on the NFI list to begin training camp, as that was a quadriceps issue. Thankfully this new ailment doesn't seem to be anything serious.
Jones (quad) practiced in a limited fashion Tuesday, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The 27-year-old linebacker was able to participate solely in positional drills Tuesday, but this is a sign that he'll be ready for preseason games. Jones will try to hang onto his role as the No. 3 outside linebacker, behind Chandler Jones and Markus Golden (foot).
The Cardinals placed Jones (quad) on the non-football injury list Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
After injuring his quadriceps during a test run Friday, Jones will focus on rehab rather than practice for the foreseeable future. Once he gets the all-clear, he'll resume serving as depth to starting outside linebackers Chandler Jones and Markus Golden (foot).
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