Matt Jones was on pace for 1,000 receiving yards on a mediocre passing attack last season before his three-game suspension kicked in.
With that in mind, the lack of interest in Jones this offseason has been surprising.
Jones said recently, however, that his agent has spoken with the Titans, Bears, Jets, and Cowboys.
“Things are looking good,” Jones told 103.7 in Little Rock. “Something probably will happen sooner rather
than later. We just want it to be a good fit and somewhere where I can
get in there and help a team win.”
That none of the teams signed him before camp indicates that he’s not exactly a priority. It seems more likely that Jones will join a team after they lose a veteran to an injury.
It’s not like Jones is still on the market because of lingering complications about his probation violation. The NFL has already told Jones that he won’t be suspended again, and the felony cocaine charges filed against him last year have been dropped.
The Jets are the most intriguing name on the list. The New York Daily News wrote recently that they are looking at the veteran free agent market.
After Jerricho Cotchery, the Jets have a lot of question marks and not a lot of players with a high ceiling. Signing an ascending veteran that has produced like Jones could make rookie Mark Sanchez’s introduction to the league a little smoother.
Of course, if the rest of the league thought as highly of Jones’ abilities as this post does, he would already have a home.