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Report: Matt Jones on the way out in Washington

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Washington running back Matt Jones is skipping Organized Team Activities, and it appears he may never be back at the team’s practice facility again.

The Washington Post reports that members of the coaching staff told Jones he’s no longer in the team’s plans and is waiting for either a trade or, more likely, his release.

Jones started the first seven games of 2016 and ran for 460 yards on 99 carries, but after Rob Kelley became the lead back in the second half of the season and Washington drafted Samaje Perine, there may be no room for Jones.

It’s unclear whether Jones will still be on the roster when Washington’s minicamp opens on June 13. That workout is mandatory, so if he’s still on the team then he’ll presumably be there.

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25 Responses to “Report: Matt Jones on the way out in Washington”
  1. fafaflunky says: May 30, 2017 8:29 PM

    Fumbles killed his game.

  2. flankerright says: May 30, 2017 8:30 PM

    Good, dude wasn’t humble as a player got Alf released with a few good games then came into last season like he was the bell cow..

  3. skinsrock says: May 30, 2017 8:59 PM

    They tried to call him but he dropped the phone.

  4. thirdistheworrd says: May 30, 2017 9:14 PM

    The problem with Matt Jones was never talent. He could have been a good player if he had played to his strengths, but wanted to play like Le’Veon Bell with his whole “tiptoe to the line routine”. Unfortunately Jones doesn’t have one eighth Bell’s talent.

    If Jones had tried to emulate Marshawn Lynch instead, he might have succeeded in the League. Hopefully he gets his act together before its too late.

  5. edsales87 says: May 30, 2017 9:19 PM

    He has showed over and over that he’s not playing because he loves the game. I hope this serves as a wake up call for him but how many teams are willing to make him there 3rd String RB?

  6. najacoo22 says: May 30, 2017 9:26 PM

    He’s a fumbler. Even if he wasn’t, he’s so hesitant to hit the hole. He’s a big bruiser, but he tries to run like a skat back. Wasted potential.

  7. The Power Rankings says: May 30, 2017 9:33 PM

    has as many career fumbles as touchdowns (6)

  8. The Power Rankings says: May 30, 2017 9:33 PM

    fumbles lost*

  9. stevenray72 says: May 30, 2017 10:07 PM

    Dude didn’t run hard and did not have a love for the game.

  10. joeybrownerguy says: May 30, 2017 10:37 PM

    Physically he looked fantastic, but the dude was about the softest RB I’ve ever seen in watching the NFL for over 40 years. And then there’s the fumbles…

  11. codiablo says: May 30, 2017 10:54 PM

    Cleveland Clowns are better than this monied garbage dump team.

  12. thisistheendifyouletit says: May 30, 2017 11:09 PM

    As a close friend of Matt’s his hernia is costing him everything. He also has split personality. When he’s Claudia he always fumbles because of fear of broken nails. Hope he gets the help he needs.

  13. BIGGSHAUN says: May 30, 2017 11:10 PM

    Lucky guy!

  14. blackqbwhiterb says: May 31, 2017 1:16 AM

    Betcha he gets a job and does great after leaving Washington

  15. dirtydrynn27 says: May 31, 2017 6:46 AM

    The fumbles cost the Refskins at least 2 games

  16. kneedragr says: May 31, 2017 7:35 AM

    This guy is in for a rude awakening if the Redskins cut him, he should be doing everything in his power to improve his game and make his team happy. Average ability malcontents dont last long in the NFL. He has a better chance getting a ‘paper or plastic’ type job than he will becoming a starting running back again.

  17. patslaya says: May 31, 2017 8:44 AM

    Last year at this time he was the next Marshawn Lynch and now they can’t get rid of him fast enough.

    Not saying that he is any good just saying this organization is still and always will be a complete disaster until they get a new owner. As a Giant fan I love it.

  18. egomaniac247 says: May 31, 2017 8:46 AM

    Good thing y’all ran Alfred Morris out of town for this guy.

  19. ziplock10 says: May 31, 2017 10:00 AM

    He was never in. What a combine warrior.

    Size means nothing!

    He never started a game in college!

    Was so tired of seeing his passive rear end on the field!

  20. rainsarge says: May 31, 2017 10:06 AM

    We kept this bum and got rid of Alf who the hardest working, highest charecter guy on the team avg almost 1200 per season asking for a only a measly 1.5 mil

  21. bigmikeskinsfan says: May 31, 2017 10:35 AM

    sit down and do what you’re told, fumbles. You’re trade bait now.

  22. craftyslinger33 says: May 31, 2017 10:52 AM

    Jones suffered from fumbles and not playing to his size, no surprise here.

    For those who blame him for AlfMo not being retained, you need to know that in 2015 the Skins switched from a zone run game to a power run game, and AlfMo was always a 1 dimensional, 1-cut back for a zone scheme. He had bad hands and didn’t block great either, so he was useless on 3rd downs.

    I love AlfMo, he was of the highest quality in the locker room and all, but he fell out of favor for a reason.

  23. eagleslayer says: May 31, 2017 11:04 AM

    Terrible receiver when he was white

  24. cmoney20 says: May 31, 2017 12:22 PM

    He averaged 4.6 ypc. You wouldn’t know it by the comment section.

    Rob Kelley is good though, he doesn’t fumble and runs into the ground after 2 yards. Amazing what makes Redskins fans happy.

  25. boss81hogg says: May 31, 2017 6:30 PM

    Matt Jones may be the softest big man I ever saw. I had to LOL after Scot McCloughan compared him to Marshawn Lynch

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