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Report: Matt Jones being shopped for trade

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We saw two running backs get drafted on Thursday night and there are sure to be plenty of others coming off the board over the next six rounds of the draft.

The Redskins are reportedly hoping that there’s a team that prefers to make a trade for a runner rather than picking one from this year’s crop of prospects. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is shopping Matt Jones ahead of the start of the second round.

Jones was a third-round pick in 2015 and had some good moments over his first two seasons, but also fumbled eight times in 243 carries for Washington. The issues with holding onto the ball contributed to Jones getting sent to the bench midway through last season and he did not play the final nine games of the year as the Redskins went with Rob Kelley.

That doesn’t sound like the backstory of a player anyone will be clamoring to trade for in the next couple of days, which may mean Jones just gets cut if Washington adds a running back.

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13 Responses to “Report: Matt Jones being shopped for trade”
  1. enkay85 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:05 AM

    All the physical tools to be a very good runner, but he fumbles too much and is soft. When you’re as big as he is, run OVER the 5’10 190 db, not around MoJo.

  2. mrbiggstuff says: Apr 28, 2017 9:10 AM

    LOL. Only the Redskins would think someone would want to trade for a backup RB who got replaced by a worse backup RB.

  3. laserw says: Apr 28, 2017 9:15 AM

    He is not worth even the price of a small fry at McDonald’s. He is a joke and he’ll be cut. He should be cut.

  4. dlw492 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:27 AM

    At first, I was like who??? Then I read the article…
    They will have the tandem of Rob Kelley & Dalvin Cook

  5. teal379 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:30 AM

    Why anyone would trade for a RB when this draft is pretty thick with decent ones is crazy.

  6. whatjusthapped says: Apr 28, 2017 9:56 AM

    Typical Redskin’s thinking, here is a back that they don’t want and can’t figure out how to get rid of and then BOOM!, I have an idea, why not try to fleece another team out of a draft pick and trade Matt Jones.

    Nobody is dumber than the Redskins and their biggest problem is that they keep looking for a dumber GM to trade with, what a waste of time.

  7. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 28, 2017 10:20 AM

    Who is drunk now Redskins? Haha he will be a street free agent next week.

  8. stucats says: Apr 28, 2017 10:30 AM

    SEE YA FAT ROB!

  9. fishbone80 says: Apr 28, 2017 10:48 AM

    After Ian Rapp was WRONG last night about Clev trying to trade with Redskins for Cousins – now he is back for more attention. How many times is this guy WRONG before he gets called on it?! Wish ESPN had laid him off (even if he works for NFL network).

  10. RussianBreadMaker says: Apr 28, 2017 11:58 AM

    Ian Rappaport needs to be fired.

  11. themattstapiece says: Apr 28, 2017 12:35 PM

    Why are you guys mad at the Redskins for trying to shop him? Of course he’ll get cut if/when nobody gives up a 7th for him. So? Who are you smarter than for unraveling that mystery?

    It makes sense to see if you can get anything during the draft before you cut him.

  12. smiley4284 says: Apr 28, 2017 12:49 PM

    Better to try and get value then get nothing at all. Can’t blame the Redskins for this.

    Yeah, I said Redskins. Head to your safe-spaces.

  13. defscottyb says: May 3, 2017 8:49 PM

    Good because he’s a fumbling machine. #HTTR

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