Giants waive Chad Jones

A sobering summer for Giants safety Chad Jones took another sad, but probably inevitable turn on Thursday when the Giants waived the third-round pick out of LSU.

Jones recently returned to Lousiana after a month-long hospital stay following a car accident that almost cost him his leg.  The transaction was made with the intention of placing Jones on the reserve/non-football injury list once he clears waivers. 

The Giants have taken extra care of Jones since his accident, but this is a reminder that the business of football waits for no man.  Jones will no longer take up a roster spot, and the team doesn’t have to pay his base salary.

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that, “will probably take care of [Jones] in some form or fashion” even though they are under no obligation to do so.  Jones received an $825,000 signing bonus before the accident, which he will fully keep.

Hopefully, the next Chad Jones post we write will be about his recovery, and the excellent progress we hope he makes in the coming weeks.

29 responses to “Giants waive Chad Jones

  1. sad this kid had a promising career in front of him, the business of pro football.

  2. He received $825,000 in bonus money, will still have a chance to play next year if his health comes around, and there’s always the possibility of playing that sissy sport baseball if football doesn’t work out. Life is still pretty good for Chad Jones.

  3. i liked this guy and wanted the eagles to draft him. with that said, classy move by our turnpike rival. Hate the giants but i tip my hat to them. I hope I get to cheer and then boo this guy in a couple years when he makes his return to the field.

  4. that really sucks, maybe he can play baseball in the pros i know he was a very talented center fielder for lsu, and baseball is obviously less physical but the main objective on his agenda should be to make a full recovery.

  5. Guy was a high end talent, I hope to see highlights of him in a few years once he makes a recovery….
    I wouldn’t be shocked if someone claims him off of waivers before the Giants can put him on the Non-football list. Wouldn’t mind my Steelers taking a shot at him, Lord knows Ryan Clark and Will Allen won’t be around in a few years.

  6. sad, classy move to the giants franchise. but i hope giants do something more for him. but sadly he probably wont be able to play any kind of sport anymore:(
    this sort of thing makes us stop and remember that football is just a game, but life, life is much much more then that.
    chad, the 49ers, and everyone else in the nfl, even people not in the nfl, are hoping u get better soon, and have a speedy recovery.

  7. People here should have to take an IQ test before posting.
    Baseball players need to run too. Chad has a leg injury. If he doesn’t recover enough to play Safety, he certainly will not be able to play Center Field.
    EVERY knowledgeable sports fan understands that baseball players are the most skilled athletes.
    mr bozojones certainly lives up to his name.

  8. I wanted the Dolphins to draft this guy. Seems to be loaded with talent. it would be a shame if Mr. Jones doesn’t get the chance to take his talents to New York. (Giants)

  9. I sure hope he can make a full recovery and come back to football.
    But remember, anything that happens to him now is a blessing; he could have died or lost that leg in the car accident. Even if he never does play ball again he does have a lot to be happy about.

  10. Sad. Thank God he is still alive. As a Raider fan it makes me think of Leon Bender. Sad.

  11. # Snowman2008 says: July 29, 2010 11:16 PM
    People here should have to take an IQ test before posting.
    Baseball players need to run too. Chad has a leg injury. If he doesn’t recover enough to play Safety, he certainly will not be able to play Center Field.
    EVERY knowledgeable sports fan understands that baseball players are the most skilled athletes.
    mr bozojones certainly lives up to his name.
    _________________________________
    I hate to have to be the one to tell you this, but your post is the one that wasn’t well thought out. Yes, players have to run in baseball, but they don’t engage in many major collisions with other players. If they do, something went wrong. In football, if they get it right, a safety is involved in some serious collisions. That puts a bit more wear and tear on a leg. As for baseball players being the most skilled athletes, you’re joking right? Sure, they have some very specified skills, but baseball is far from the most physically demanding sport. Take a good look at C.C. Sabathia if you don’t believe me. I’m not a fan of the sport, but soccer players are probably the best conditioned athletes. They have to be to run as much as they do. Please, in the future, fully consider the intelligence of your comment before you call someone else an idiot.

  12. Browns had HUGE interest in this guy predraft & still aren’t overly strong at Safety. I hope they pick this kid up & hide him on the IR & help him with his rehab. And as unlikely as a recovery may seem, Frank Mir of the UFC has shown the wide world of sports that you can recover from an injury of this type at perform at a very high level.
    Regardless of where you go, including StoolCity, Ratville, or Over the Rhine, I personally wish you good luck & hope that god gives you the strength to recover & perform at doing what you love & succeeding @ your passion!
    God bless you & your loved ones!

  13. here is hoping that his spent some time really working towards his education….. never know when athletics can be taken from you….

  14. Chad’s a pitcher, so he probably wouldn’t be quite as hampered by a loss of mobility there as he would be playing safety in the NFL.

  15. Snowman2008 says:
    July 29, 2010 11:16 PM
    People here should have to take an IQ test before posting.
    Baseball players need to run too. Chad has a leg injury. If he doesn’t recover enough to play Safety, he certainly will not be able to play Center Field.
    EVERY knowledgeable sports fan understands that baseball players are the most skilled athletes.
    mr bozojones certainly lives up to his name.
    ———————————————-
    By your logic marathon runners are the most skilled athletes in the world then. It’s not just the running, it’s the punishing collisions when you stop running in the NFL that make it unlikely he’ll ever play a down in the NFL.
    And baseball players are the most skilled athletes? Right.

  16. NY better watch out. Gene Smith and the Jags might claim him and stash him on IR.
    See Don Juan Carey waived by Cleveland.

  17. Classy move by the Giants organization in allowing him to keep his signing bonus.

  18. “Typical New York move – no compassion.”
    Right, they should keep him on the roster and take up a roster space just because.
    Did you not see where they let him keep the 850k? Moron.

  19. see thats y giants r my favorite team.. thats a great gesture.. i mean mara and reese knew the money was gonna b used for surgeries and after something like that allowin him to keep 3/4 a million bucks.. good pr and human move. GIANTS BABY
    and i agree no compassion? how is hat no compassion he wont be playin football for YEARS. why would he take a spot.

  20. “Tim says:
    July 30, 2010 1:03 AM
    lucky man he gets to keep his bonus. What a waste of a 3rd round pick and 825K.

    You, sir, are an idiot!

  21. @ overkilll
    Exuse me but why show compassion for a drunk driver partying till 6am? The KID needed to grow up. Hopefully he has a great baseball career and when he learns from his mistake he will present the Giants with a check for 825K. If someone was killed I guarentee you people who thinks the move was classy wouldnt say that.

  22. Mr. Lagoo – you are a bonafied DBAG.
    They paid him when they didn’t have to – and that’s only the money the Giants made public.
    Turd.

  23. # Tim says: July 30, 2010 11:06 PM
    @ overkilll
    Exuse me but why show compassion for a drunk driver partying till 6am? The KID needed to grow up. Hopefully he has a great baseball career and when he learns from his mistake he will present the Giants with a check for 825K. If someone was killed I guarentee you people who thinks the move was classy wouldnt say that.
    —————————————————-
    Why the hell are you saying he was drunk when he wasnt? Oh thats right, you ASSume that because he was got in a wreck at 6am he had to have been drunk right? What an idiot…..

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