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Chiefs awarded Brandon Jones on waivers from Chargers

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On Wednesday, the Chargers waived cornerback Brandon Jones to make room for Brandon Flowers.

On Thursday, Jones landed with Flowers’ old club.

The Chiefs announced today they had been awarded Jones on waivers from San Diego. A first-year pro from Rutgers, Jones (6-1, 187) will compete for a reserve role with the Chiefs.

Jones was a collegiate teammate of Chiefs corner Marcus Cooper, who appeared in all 16 games for Kansas City in 2013. As a senior at Rutgers, Jones intercepted five passes.

Jones, 24, spent a stint on the Chargers’ practice squad in 2013. He did not appear in any regular season games.

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15 Responses to “Chiefs awarded Brandon Jones on waivers from Chargers”
  1. explosionsauce says: Jun 26, 2014 6:38 PM

    Chiefs could’ve just traded one Brandon for another and saved everyone time

  2. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 26, 2014 6:42 PM

    Oh oh Super Bowl bound now

  3. Cameronm says: Jun 26, 2014 6:44 PM

    Take that San Diego! -Chiefs

  4. 34defense2014 says: Jun 26, 2014 8:04 PM

    He’s a good player!!! The Chiefs just picked up a Diamond in the ruff! For nothing!! Good for him!! And I’m not a Chiefs fan but they got themselves a good Corner that has the potential to be a great Corner!!

  5. robgilman says: Jun 26, 2014 8:42 PM

    He’s taller than Vereen

  6. justinnelson71 says: Jun 26, 2014 9:00 PM

    Don’t know the guy and am not a chiefs fan, but I hope he tears it up.

  7. thereyougo2 says: Jun 26, 2014 9:40 PM

    Sounds like another bad Andy Reid trade. Goes along with Reid’s time management or the inability to adjust at halftime.

  8. chinahand11 says: Jun 26, 2014 9:49 PM

    … and thus the balance was restored to the Brandon universe.

  9. chargersdiehard says: Jun 26, 2014 10:01 PM

    Yeah he spent last year on the practice squad of a team that was in desperate need of a decent corner. Exciting prospect obviously. The chiefs have turned the corner.

  10. chargerdillon says: Jun 26, 2014 10:42 PM

    Brandon Flowers wasn’t cut because he was a bad CB, he was cut because the Chiefs stupidly overpaid him.

    And in return for picking a solid starting CB they got themselves a total project that was likely to be cut anyways.

    Thank you Chiefs, your GM’s failure is the Chargers gain

  11. gumbygreen says: Jun 27, 2014 3:55 AM

    On May 3, 2013, Jones signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. On August 26, 2013, he was cut by the Patriots. On November 4, 2013, Jones was signed to the Giants’ practice squad. He was released on November 26, 2013. On December 3, 2013, the Steelers signed Jones to their practice squad. He was released on December 13, 2013. On December 18, 2013, the Chargers signed Jones to their practice squad. He was cut by the Chargers on June 26, 2014. On June 26, 2014 he was awarded to the Chiefs off waivers and will compete for a reserve role.

    I’m pretty sure you can tell what happens next.

  12. bradirish32 says: Jun 27, 2014 6:43 AM

    I believe the chiefs went to school on the Super Bowl..To beat manning you need big physical corners jam the receivers knock them off there routes..I like this pick up

  13. waynesborokennyg says: Jun 27, 2014 9:12 AM

    You mean the NFL franchise located in Kansas City?? Let’s be consistent here, wouldn’t want to offend anyone ;)

  14. raider11hater says: Jun 27, 2014 1:26 PM

    He wasn’t paid by this GM. He does not fit this scene. He is not a very Google press corner. Works better in the zone scene the dolts run. Bigger receivers decimate him. Dez tote him up last year. He is a beast against smaller recievers tho

  15. natelan69 says: Jun 27, 2014 2:45 PM

    Well this is awkward… No, but really,good luck to Mr. Jones and the Chiefs.

    As a Chargers fan, I admire and respect the Chiefs (unlike the Raiders [losers] and Broncos [cheaters]), and I also wish this kid good luck. I have to be honest, I hadn’t heard of him until we cut him to make room for flowers, but his size is intriguing, but I do honestly feel like if he were really “that good”, we wouldn’t have let him go. Meanwhile, we got a 6 year pro with 6 years worth of division experience under his belt and a pro bowl to his name (though arguably had previous seasons worthy of pro bowl recognition) for very, very cheap.

    Who knows, this could be the “trade” {I know it wasn’t a trade} that benefits all parties. Those sorts of trades are awesome. Best luck to everyone.

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