Jones was released by Minnesota.
This is no surprise given his recent legal woes. Jones was arrested Tuesday on probable cause of felony theft and misdemeanor domestic assault. Jones was already facing a four-game suspension to start the season for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Jones was arrested Tuesday on probable cause of felony theft and misdemeanor domestic assault, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Jones is already facing a four-game suspension to start the season for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances. Now that he's dealing with legal woes as well, it wouldn't surprise if the Vikings opted to cut ties with the depth wideout. Per GM Rick Spielman, "We are aware of the situation involving Cayleb Jones and are in the process of gathering more information. Further comment will be provided at the appropriate time."
Jones (suspension) had two receptions for 23 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville. Jones could be a leading candidate to make the roster after a strong training camp, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.
Jones will miss the first four games of the regular season due to a suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He could win the third receiver role after the suspension as the job battle looks wide open, but it may take him awhile to work his way into the offense after missing time.
Jones has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Pioneer Press reports.
Jones, who was on the Vikings' practice squad last season, will be permitted to compete in all of the team's offseason and preseason practices, as well as exhibition games. Once eligible to return from his suspension, Jones' roster prospects will hinge on the health of the team's wideout corps at that juncture.
Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on Tuesday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.
Jones spent all of the 2017 offseason and preseason with the Vikings before being cut prior to the start of the regular season. He was then signed to the team's practice squad where he remained for the rest of the season. The only wideout not under contract next season for Minnesota is Michael Floyd, which could hamper Jones' chances of making the active roster in 2018.