Signing Brandon Jones was not one of former 49ers G.M. Scot McCloughan’s finer moments.
Originally drafted by the Titans, Jones received $5.4 million guaranteed last February despite very little career production and a history of injuries.
Jones got hurt in training camp last year, then was lost in the shuffle behind Michael Crabtree, Isaac Bruce, and Josh Morgan. Jones caught exactly one pass all season. (To be fair, his 18 yards-per-catch average was impressive.)
Now entering year two in San Francisco, Jones looks unlikely to even make the team.
“Right now, he’s on outside looking in,” Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Bay Area writes. “[Jones] needs a
big-time training camp.”
With a $2.145 million salary, Jones probably needs more than a big camp. He needs players in front of him like Jason Hill and Ted Ginn to get hurt.