Jones has been with Carolina since 2012, and this deal ensures that he will stay there through the 2018 season, barring a release. The safety has become a very valuable special teams player for the Panthers since arriving, and also provides depth in the defensive backfield. Jones has 102 tackles, one interception and one sack in 89 games played since becoming a Panther.
Jones' availability for Sunday was expected after he practiced in full throughout the week. Starting free safety Tre Boston (ankle) is also active, so Jones is slated to serve as his backup.
Jones (concussion) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Jones has been able to fully participate in practice throughout the week, so he'll just need to pass final tests before being cleared to play Sunday. If Tre Boston (ankle) is ruled out, Jones could get the start at free safety.
Jones' prospects for Sunday's game against the Raiders are looking up. If he is indeed able to play, look for him to contribute on special teams and serve as backup free safety behind starter Tre Boston.
|4||10/1/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||13||6||6.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|