The Cardinals placed Jones (biceps) on injured reserve Thursday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Jones is slated to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to address his biceps injury, so his shift to IR is simply a formality that opens up an additional roster spot for Arizona. The veteran edge rusher is reportedly on track to return in time for OTAs.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed Wednesday that Jones will undergo surgery on his biceps and miss the remainder of the season, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
After exiting Sunday's win over the Jets with the injury, Jones underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed the Cardinals' fear that season-ending surgery would be necessary. According to Kyle Odegard of the team's official site, Kingsbury estimated that Jones would require 3-to-4 months to recover from surgery, putting the edge rusher on track to be ready for OTAs next spring. After totaling a career-high 19 sacks in 2019, Jones was off to a slow start to 2020 with one sack in five games, but his absence for the rest of the season is a major blow to the Arizona defense nonetheless. Expect the Cardinals to lean on a rotation of Kylie Fitts, Haason Reddick and Dennis Gardeck to fill in for Jones at outside linebacker.
Jones will have an MRI on Monday to evaluate the severity of his bicep injury, Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Sunday that if his injury is confirmed, the All-Pro linebacker will be ruled out for the rest of the season. The MRI will reveal the extent of Jones' injury, so we should know his status by Tuesday at the latest. There's no true replacement for a player like Jones, who has posted double-digit sacks in five straight seasons and led the league with 19 last year.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Jones may suffered a season-ending bicep injury during Sunday's win over the Jets, Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Jones was in clear pain as he left the field in the first half, and the Cardinals are preparing for the worst in regards to the health of the All-Pro linebacker, who racked up 19 sacks in 2019. He hasn't missed a game since the 2015 season. The team will run further tests to confirm the severity of his injury, and an official verdict should be available in the next couple of days.
Jones won't return to Sunday's game against the Jets due to a biceps injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
The 30-year-old headed to the locker room during the first half with the injury and won't be retaking the field. Jones' status should be updated following the contest or early this week.
Jones recorded two tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits during Sunday's 24-20 victory at San Francisco.
One of the most consistent sack artists in the league, Jones started off the current campaign on the right foot in his quest for his sixth consecutive season with double-digit sacks (and seventh overall). In 65 games as a member of the Cardinals, he has 61 sacks on his ledger, so expect them to keep coming as 2020 marches on.
Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph believes Jones can improve his formation recognition and run defense, NFL.com's Jim Trotter reports.
The 30-year-old is well established as an upper-echelon pass rusher, with a career-high 19 sacks in 2019 giving him double digits for a fifth consecutive season. Jones also has shown a knack for forcing fumbles and batting down passes, but his 71.0 PFF grade for run defense in 2019 tied for 29th among 49 edge defenders with 500-plus snaps. While some might see it as nitpicking to criticize a dominant pass rusher for only being decent against the run, it sounds like Joseph is intent on seeing Jones improve in that regard. Jones should be ready for training camp after having thumb ligament surgery in late December.
Jones had successful surgery on his torn thumb ligaments.
Jones reported the news himself but neglected to give a recovery timeline, just that he'd be back "in no time." The 29-year-old presumably will be ready for the 2020 season opener.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that Jones may require surgery to repair ligaments in his thumb, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Jones managed to play through his thumb injury during Week 17's loss to the Rams, a hint that the issue isn't anything to be seriously concerned about. If the veteran linebacker does undergo surgery, of course, he could tentatively be in danger of missing some offseason workouts. Jones compiled 53 tackles (42 total) and an impressive 19 sacks (the second-highest mark in the league) across 16 contests in 2019. He also defended five passes and forced eight fumbles, three of which he recovered.
Jones (thumb) was a full go at Friday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Jones has been dealing with a thumb injury for a majority of the week, but he appears ready to suit up for Sunday's game against the Rams. Jones leads the league with 19 sacks and will look to finish as the league leader in that category for the third time in his career.
Jones (thumb) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Jones is nursing a thumb injury thought to have been sustained Week 16 against the Seahawks. Full practice participation Friday would wipe away any concerns about the starting linebacker's availability.
Jones recorded six tackles (four solo), four sacks and two forced fumbles in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Seahawks.
This was Jones' second four-sack performance of the year -- he also achieved the feat in Week 7 against the Giants -- and he's forced eight fumbles this season. The 29-year-old also has 19 sacks, overtaking Tampa Bay's Shaquil Barrett (16.5) for the league lead. With just one week remaining, Jones looks like he's all but locked up the sack title.
Jones racked up five solo tackles and one sack during Sunday's 38-24 win versus the Browns.
Jones has recorded at least a half-sack in 11 different games and one or more sacks nine times through 14 contests. The result is the second-highest total in the NFL (15.0), behind only the Bucs' Shaquil Barrett, who has 16.5. With double-digit sacks in five straight seasons and six of the last seven, Jones is among the most reliably productive pass rushers around.
Jones registered four tackles and one sack during Sunday's 36-26 loss to San Francisco.
With two sacks last week in Tampa Bay, Jones had caught up to Buccaneers defensive end Shaquil Barrett for the league lead in sacks. With one more this week, Jones has now moved into sole possession of that title. He's now averaging 2.8 tackles and 1.1 sacks per game during his age-29 season.
Jones posted five tackles (four solo), two sacks, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble during Sunday's 30-27 loss in Tampa Bay.
With seven sacks in his last four games, Jones has pushed his way into a tie for first in the league with the Bucs' Shaquil Barrett at 11.5 total. Moreover, Jones is the solo leader with five forced fumbles on the campaign. His tackle number (27) leaves something to be desired, but he's contributing enough elsewhere to be a relevant weekly IDP.
Jones had a sack on his lone tackle in Thursday's loss to the 49ers.
Jones forced a punt with his third-down sack in the third quarter, but he was unable to provide any additional production. Despite the sack, the 29-year-old has been quiet over the past two games with one tackle in each contest. Jones has 22 tackles (18 solo) and 9.5 sacks through nine games.
Jones racked up four sacks in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Giants.
Jones now sits among the top of the league with 8.5 sacks on the season, trailing only Shaquil Barrett and Myles Garrett -- both have nine. The Cardinals will face the Saints in Week 8. The Saints' offensive line has yielded 11 sacks to opposing defenses over the last six games with Teddy Bridgewater under center, but Drew Brees (finger), who may return for this contest, was sacked just once in his only full game this year.
Jones marked four tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-23 win over the Bengals.
Jones now has four sacks through five games. He's on pace to record his fifth straight double-digit sack season, but he'll have a tough test ahead against the Falcons and Matt Ryan, who only was sacked twice by the Texans in Week 5.
Jones recorded four tackles and a strip sack, causing a fumble he recovered, across 85 defensive snaps in Sunday's tie with the Lions.
Jones turned the tides early in the season opener, getting to Matthew Stafford halfway through the first quarter and forcing a turnover in Lions' territory. The veteran played in 97 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps and is quickly cementing himself as an IDP candidate yet again this season.
Jones has lost 25 pounds, weighing in at 255 pounds at the outset of the Cardinals' offseason program, Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals' official sitereports.
Jones bulked up in order to move from a 3-4 outside linebacker to a down lineman in Steve Wilks' 4-3 scheme last season. His stat line didn't suffer as a result -- 13 sacks, his fifth time in six campaigns in double digits -- but the defense overall fell out of the top 10 in yards allowed for the first time since 2014. With the move back to a 3-4 defense and working opposite veteran pass rusher Terrell Suggs, Jones will be seeking out yet another year with 10-plus sacks and multiple forced fumbles.
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