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September 1, 2018 07:08 PM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Totals 78 yards Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones rushed nine times for 54 yards and caught all four of his targets for 24 more yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Jets.

He managed not to fumble in this one, at least. It was Jones' best effort of the preseason, although he is still considered a longshot to make the 53-man roster leading up to the Eagles' Week 1 matchup at Atlanta. Jay Ajayi's slow progress in recovering from a lower-body injury may help the fourth-year vet's case to make the team, but even so, he is still believed to be behind Wendell Smallwood and rookie Josh Adams for a spot behind Corey Clement and Darren Sproles. Therefore, he has minimal fantasy value at the moment.

August 24, 2018 09:32 AM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Tallies 42 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones rushed for 12 yards on three carries and added 30 yards on six catches during Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Browns. He lost a fumble during the contest.

Jones snagged a screen pass with the Eagles driving in the second quarter. He turned up field and promptly had the ball punched out for a fumble. He's battling for a roster spot on an Eagles team that could use some quality depth and Jones has the natural talent to play a role behind Jay Ajayi. After a career full of fumbling issues, however, Jones' play on Thursday might scare Philly's brass away.

August 21, 2018 11:12 AM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Ready for extended look
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones and Wendell Smallwood likely will be the only two Philadelphia running backs available for Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

In a backfield littered with minor injuries, Jones was unable to boost his stock in last week's preseason loss to New England, taking six carries for 19 yards and catching six of nine targets for 32 yards. His most memorable play from the game was a terrible drop that turned into an interception, but he'll at least have the opportunity to bounce back Thursday in Cleveland. A spot on the 53-man roster still feels like a stretch.

August 18, 2018 05:00 PM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Totals 51 scrimmage yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones had six carries for 19 yards and caught six of nine targets for 32 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Jones failed to gain much steam in the Eagles' running game, and despite being active through the air, he had a rough night with three drops. The 25-year-old led the team's running backs with 33 offensive snaps -- compared to Wendell Smallwood's 30. He could continue to see an uptick in opportunity during what's left of training camp, depending on how long Corey Clement (undisclosed), Josh Adams (undisclosed) and Donnel Pumphrey (leg) remain sidelined.

August 14, 2018 06:12 PM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Could be busy Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones expects to see plenty of work in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Fellow running backs Corey Clement, Donnel Pumphrey and Josh Adams missed Tuesday's practice and are thus unlikely to play Thursday. Meanwhile, we doubt the team will employ starter Jay Ajayi extensively. As a result, Jones and Wendell Smallwood could be busy in the contest. Adjust your DFS lineups accordingly.

August 11, 2018 11:40 PM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (leg) participated in Saturday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Jones has been sidelined for a little over a week with the leg injury and was forced to miss the team's preseason opener as a result. With his return to practice, Jones should be in good shape to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

August 9, 2018 06:40 PM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Unavailable for preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (leg) is not in uniform for Thursday's preseason opener, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

In a backfield full of candidates on similar footing, Jones' absence from Thursday's contest could drop him down the depth chart should Wendell Smallwood and/or Josh Adams post a strong showing. A long absence would further hurt his chances of making the 53-man roster, but a timeline for his return has not been disclosed at this point.

August 3, 2018 02:52 PM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Missing practice with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is missing practice with a lower body injury, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The exact nature of Jones' injury isn't clear, and thus it's hard to say when he might be back on the field. Any sort of extended absence isn't good for his chances of making the final roster.

May 10, 2018 10:12 AM
Eagles' Matt Jones: Latches on with Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones struggled to find a role with the Colts last season behind the likes of Frank Gore and Marlon Mack, suiting up for only five games after opening the campaign on the practice squad. The 2015 third-round pick finished 2018 with only five carries for 14 yards before getting cut loose shortly after the NFL draft. The Eagles quickly picked Jones up after the Colts released him, but it seems like he'll be a long shot to make the Super Bowl champions' 53-man roster this fall.

May 1, 2018 04:20 PM
Matt Jones: Released by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was released by the Colts on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

A 2015 third-round pick, Jones only lasted two seasons with the Redskins and then spent last year buried on the Colts' depth chart. He has plenty of time to find another team before training camp, but he'll probably be a long shot to make a 53-man roster even if he finds a favorable landing spot.

January 23, 2018 10:52 PM
Colts' Matt Jones: Rarely utilized in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones finished the 2017 season with five carries for 14 yards.

Jones joined the Colts organization just before the season began, and he suited up for just five games as he was often a healthy scratch or a practice squad player. The 2015 third-round pick will be faced with another offseason of fighting for roster spots, whether it's for the Colts or someone else.

December 4, 2017 06:12 PM
Matt Jones: Signs with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones signed with the Colts on Monday, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

The 2015 third-round pick has been with the Colts since the Redskins released him in early September, initially joining the practice squad and then making it up to the active roster. He was released Saturday but will rejoin the team just two days later, perhaps hoping to get a few more carries as the Colts play out the string of lost season. Jones has five carries for 14 yards in three appearances this year, and he'll still fall behind Marlon Mack (and possibly Josh Ferguson) if the Colts decide to cut back Frank Gore's workload.

December 2, 2017 05:04 PM
Matt Jones: Let go by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was waived by the Colts on Saturday.

Jones was promoted to the Colts' active roster in the latter portion of September. He saw the field in three contests and logged five carries for 14 yards in the process. Assuming he clears waivers, the running back will presumably either return to the team's practice squad or look for a new destination.

November 8, 2017 01:48 PM
Colts' Matt Jones: Expected to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts expect to have Jones available for practice in some capacity Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Jones failed to practice Thursday and Friday of last week before ultimately being ruled out in advance of Sunday's win over the Texans. The fact that the running back is set to begin Week 10 preparations on the practice field portends well for his status for the Colts' contest against the Steelers, but don't expect Jones to have much of a role in the team's game plan.

November 3, 2017 06:12 PM
Colts' Matt Jones: Won't play Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game in Houston.

Jones didn't practice this week as a result of the ankle injury. The former Redskins running back is positioned no better than third on the Colts' depth chart and won't be in line for many touches behind Frank Gore and Marlon Mack once he's healthy.

November 2, 2017 04:40 PM
Colts' Matt Jones: Fails to practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones missed practice Thursday due to an ankle injury.

The lack of practice participation represents a step back for Jones, who was limited during the Colts' first session of the week. The running back will have one more chance to prove he's reasonably healthy during Friday's practice, but in any case, Jones won't be in line for many snaps behind Frank Gore and Marlon Mack.

October 17, 2017 11:04 AM
Colts' Matt Jones: Inactive Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will not participate in Monday's game against the Titans as the result of a coach's decision.

Jones, who was inactive last week with a knee issue, was able to log full practices throughout the week. Thus, given the full health of Frank Gore, Marlon Mack, and Robert Turbin, it is likely that Jones is just receiving a healthy scratch.

October 13, 2017 10:16 AM
Colts' Matt Jones: Full participant in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Jones was inactive for last Sunday's win over the 49ers due to a knee injury, but his full participation to open the week bodes well for his chances of playing Monday against the Titans. Look for more updates on the reserve back to come throughout the week.

October 9, 2017 04:03 AM
Colts' Matt Jones: Lands on inactive list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Jones didn't practice on back-to-back days this week due to a knee injury and won't suit up after carrying a doubtful designation into the Week 5 contest. As expected, Frank Gore will lead a Colts running-back committee that should be bolstered by the return of Marlon Mack (shoulder).

October 6, 2017 05:52 PM
Colts' Matt Jones: Listed as doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

While Jones, who carried four times for 11 yards in Week 4, will likely be out Sunday, the Colts' backfield depth behind starter Frank Gore will be bolstered this weekend by the expected return of Marlon Mack (shoulder).

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