The Seahawks released Jones from the practice squad Wednesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
The Seahawks chose to add defensive players to the practice squad to replace Jones, who was unlikely to be elevated to the active roster unless Russell Wilson or Geno Smith were injured. If either of those quarterbacks are hurt in the future, Jones may rejoin the team since he has an understanding of its system.
Jones has been signed to the Seahawks' practice squad, Gregg Bell of The News Tribune reports.
Jones threw 11 passes as a member of the Bills back in 2016 but hasn't seen any game action since. The former Ohio State quarterback is unlikely to be promoted to the active roster barring an injury to quarterbacks Russell Wilson or Geno Smith.
Jones was cut by the Chargers on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jones appeared to be the odd man out as soon as the Chargers drafted Easton Stick in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The soon-to-be 27-year-old could catch on as a backup with another team.
Jones will start at quarterback in the Chargers' regular-season finale on Thursday, Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register reports.
With Thursday being the final preseason game, the Chargers will want to get a good look at all their reserves. With that, Jones will get the opportunity to prove himself against the 49ers in a fight for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the final roster.
Jones signed a futures deal with the Chargers on Monday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
Jones will remain with the Chargers through the offseason and into OTAs after spending the past two seasons on the team's practice squad. Backup quarterback Geno Smith will enter free agency this offseason, which could leave Jones the opportunity to compete for a backup role heading into the 2019 season.
The Chargers are cutting Jones loose, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Chargers initially kept three QBs on the 53-man roster but have ultimately settled on Philip Rivers and Geno Smith. The team may try to sign Jones to its practice squad.
Jones played through a groin injury in Saturday's 36-7 preseason loss to the Saints, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He completed one of three passes for 13 yards and ran once for one yard.
It was an ineffective outing for Jones, who is battling Geno Smith to be Philip Rivers' backup. Smith appears to be the leader in the competition, as he's had considerably more attempts (43 vs. 19) through three preseason games.
Jones completed three of his four passes for 27 yards and also carried the ball four times for 41 yards in Saturday's 24-14 preseason win against the Seahawks.
That's now two straight weeks Jones followed behind Geno Smith, leading to the prevailing theory that the former Jets quarterback appears to have the edge on the backup job.
Jones started at quarterback and was 6-of-12 passing for 50 yards without a touchdown or interception in Saturday's preseason loss to the Cardinals.
Jones was outplayed by Geno Smith (218 yards passing with a touchdown and interception) as the two battle for the backup job, though neither was overly impressive. The backup role may not be decided until late in the preseason.
Jones was mentioned specifically by general manager Tom Telesco in his end-of-year press conference as someone who has "some great tools", Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
It's a pretty generic line, but important to note given the conversation initially started with a discussion about starting quarterback Philip Rivers, and how long he might be able to play. Jones joined the Chargers during the opening week of the preseason, but failed to make much of an impression, with a handful of analysts suggesting the former Ohio State product could even be part of the team's final cuts. While Jones remained on the roster, the Chargers did retain the services of Kellen Clemens, who once again acted as the backup behind Rivers. With Clemens expected to hit free agency this offseason and a full year in the system, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jones compete for a backup role behind Rivers this autumn.
Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Jones has yet to dress for a game this season, which will remain the case the rest of the way unless starter Philip Rivers or top backup Kellen Clemens succumb to an injury.
The Chargers released Kellen Clemens and kept Jones on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to Jack Wang of the LA Daily News , the Chargers plan to re-sign Clemens, which might push Jones back to No. 3 on the depth chart. Saturday's transaction does at least suggest the team is interested in developing Jones, who was acquired from the Bills in July in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
Jones completed 18 of 24 attempts for 158 yards and an interception in Thursday's preseason loss to the 49ers. He also carried the ball three times for 26 yards.
As predicted, Jones got the start Thursday and put together his best statistical performance thanks to sheer volume of snaps. While Jones finished his preseason with more interceptions (3) than touchdowns (0), it seems likely the Chargers will opt to keep him on the 53-man roster, as Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens both transition into the twilight of their careers. Either way, it appears Jones has beaten out Mike Bercovici for the No. 3 QB role, considering the latter played sparingly during the preseason and finished with two interceptions across six attempts Thursday.
Jones may be in line to start Thursday's preseason game against the 49ers, Dan Woike of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
With both Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens expected to sit out Thursday's game against the 49ers, Jones will have an ample amount of snaps to impress coaches as he jockeys for a spot on the 53-man roster. Jones turned in his best performance of the preseason Saturday, throwing for 74 yards on nine completions while looking more comfortable in the pocket. With only one other quarterback, Mike Bercovici, available to play on the roster, Jones will surely play at least the first half and could extend even beyond that as the Chargers look to decide if they have their quarterback of the future in house.
Jones completed nine of 13 attempts for 74 yards and interception during Saturday's preseason win over the Rams.
Jones saw plenty of time at quarterback, with Philip Rivers playing until the end of the first quarter, and nominal backup Kellen Clemens sitting out Saturday's contest to allow the former Ohio State product additional reps. The result was fairly encouraging, with Jones looking the most comfortable in the pocket since joining the Chargers just prior to training camp. Given Clemens' grasp of the playbook and veteran poise, it seems unlikely that Jones will be able to unseat the 34-year-old for the backup job. But if nothing else, the allure of Jones' potential may be enough to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster.
Jones completed seven of 15 passes for 61 yards and threw a pick in Sunday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Jones' interception in the closing moments of Sunday's game can be forgiven, considering he was backed up against his own end zone and facing fourth down. What is significantly less excusable is Jones breaking the cardinal rule of two-minute drills by taking back-to-back sacks, which cost the Chargers a total of 24 yards and put them in the aforementioned predicament. Jones' big arm makes him a very intriguing project for offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to mold in his vertical scheme. Sunday showed, however, that while Kellen Clemens is far from spectacular, he's the safer backup to Philip Rivers at this point.
Jones completed just two of nine passes for 50 yards and carried the ball twice for 18 yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.
Jones is expected to compete for the backup job along with incumbent Kellen Clemens and former practice squad member Mike Bercovici, but none of the trio was particularly impressive in a game that quickly got out of hand in the second quarter. The second-year signal caller worked with the third- and fourth-string units, showing off his mobility with a pair of scrambles for 18 yards, a figure that tied running back Andre Williams for the team lead in the contest.
The Bills have traded Jones to the Chargers in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
The pick is thought to be a seventh-rounder. The writing was on the wall here after the new coaching regime brought in veteran T.J. Yates and then drafted quarterback Nathan Peterman, as Jones was getting fourth-string reps in spring sessions. He had trouble with his accuracy and keeping up with the speed of an NFL offense after the Bills made him a fourth-rounder in 2016, but he'll get a new opportunity as a project QB for the Bolts. Jones does offer upside as a big body with a strong arm.
Jones has been getting fourth-string type reps during this week's minicamp practices, The Buffalo News reports.
It's a pretty open competition for the backup spot behind Tyrod Taylor, though Jones seems to be falling behind T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman. Making matters worse is that Yates has more experience in new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's system, while Peterman is the draft choice of the same new coaching regime that didn't pick Jones, a fourth-rounder in 2016 under coach Rex Ryan.
The Bills drafted Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman in the fifth round of this weekend's draft, setting the stage for some competition with Jones and Josh Woodrum for the No. 3 job.
Veteran T.J. Yates is expected to get the No. 2 role behind Tyrod Taylor, though we suppose if both Jones and Peterman make great strides this summer that could alter the landscape. As it stands now, the second-year Jones and the rookie Peterman appear to have a full-out competition ahead of them to make the team. The practice squad is an option, although, given the upside of each QB, it's likely another team would snap them up.
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