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 backup role heading into the season.
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 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 battle for the backup role may not be decided until late in the preseason.
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