Chargers dump receiver Jacoby Jones

AP

With Keenan Allen on injured reserve, the Chargers need receivers. Which, in theory, would give receiver Jacoby Jones more opportunities.

And he’ll get those opportunities. With another team.

The Chargers have announced that Jones has been released. Since he wasn’t officially released before 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the vested veteran will be subject to waivers. Which means that any team that claims him will have to pick up the balance of his $900,000 base salary.

Jones signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal in March. He received $1.6 million to sign.

If unclaimed via waivers, Jones becomes a free agent. If the Chargers had cut him before 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jones could have collected the balance of his salary as termination pay, signed with another team, and double dipped.

Primarily a return specialist in San Diego, Jones gained minus-four yards on five punt returns, along with nine kickoffs for 193 yards.

Jones previously played for the receiver-needy Ravens, who could be inclined to consider making a waivers claim, allowing the Chargers to get off the hook for the remaining $476,470 of his base pay.

46 responses to “Chargers dump receiver Jacoby Jones

  1. Sort of don’t get this chargers team. Last year at the beginning of the season they look like world beaters even the season before they had flashes of decency. Rivers is not all that bad either

  2. Yeah. I saw him running back that kickoff this weekend and he looked so slow like he was moon-walking

  3. Buccaneers could use him with VJax out for a while.
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    True, we are in need of receivers since we have lost most of our starters. However I would prefer them stick with hungry practice squad guys, not a prima donna who can’t catch and fumbles a lot.

  4. Kevin Spencer has been the Chargers specials teams coach since 2013 and since 2013, the Chargers have been rated last in special teams. There is nothing wrong with Jacoby Jones.

    John Pagano has been the Chargers DC since 2012 and since 2012 the Chargers defense has been rated last or near last in almost all aspects.

    Frank Reich has been the Chargers OC since 2014, and I could give him a pass, but its obvious he runs the show during the 1st half of games when there is no points being made and Philip Rivers runs the show the 2nd half of game when there are points being made.

    Joe D’ and Don J are the Chargers offense line and defensive line coaches–both of which experience an unreal number of injuries—most likely because their players are always out of place or have been taught bad techniques.

    Ollie Wilson is the RB coach, and his backs have rated among the worst in the league for a number of years.

    Ron Milus is the secondary coach, and his players rate among the worst in the league

    Rick Lyle is the strength and conditioning coach and he rates among the worst in regards to injured players.

    See where I’m going with this? Fire every single one of these coaches at the end of the year and get some people in there who know how to win.

  5. Do people actually know what a dumpster fire is? I mean ONE guy cut or traded it’s a dumpster fire.

  6. Chargers make some bad decisions at WR. Shouldnt have let Jackson go, shouldnt have given Robert Meachem all that money, shouldnt have taken so long to figure out Jacoby Jones doesnt produce in most scenarios.
    That year in 2012 was nice though, Flacco wasnt afraid to let it rip that year, needs to get back to that.

  7. ninjapleazee says:
    Nov 3, 2015 6:45 PM
    Do people actually know what a dumpster fire is? I mean ONE guy cut or traded it’s a dumpster fire.

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    Whaaambulance alert, please don’t criticize my team… lol.

  8. I can see the Raiders giving him a tryout at punt returner & at gunner so they don’t have to risk TJ Carrie on punts. If he still has it, they get inside info on the Chargers as a bonus.

  9. Players, coaches, GMs & Owners all need to understand this. Everything isn’t equal and not every [team, player, coach] is going to suit what you do.

    Jacoby Jones to the Chargers was a bad move from the start. It just doesn’t mesh and we see this all the time. There’s some signings that immediately don’t make sense and just aren’t going to work.

  10. Hey gobolts,

    You rock. I’d chat you up about the Bolts anytime.
    :thumbs up:

    And you’re right in nearly every aspect especially with the Charger staff.

    Contrast that with what the Raiduhs have done of late. Oakland has turned it around. Why? Take a look at the coaches they have brought in, solid guys all over the place, maybe with the exception of Mike Tice (I keed, I keed). The Raiduh front office is to be commended on the coordinators and position coaches that they have brought in. Or, allowed Jack Del Rio to hire that staff is another way of putting it depending on your point of view.

    Yes, it starts with the GM drafting talent first, but after that it is all about the teaching and the leadership. Is John Spanos going to spend on the coaching staff? That’s the question.

  11. 87hollywoodhorn says: Nov 3, 2015 6:49 PM

    Chargers make some bad decisions at WR. Shouldnt have let Jackson go, shouldnt have given Robert Meachem all that money, shouldnt have taken so long to figure out Jacoby Jones doesnt produce in most scenarios.

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    Don’t forget about Vance Johnson in 1994. Chargers gave him a check for $1 million bucks and I don’t know if he ever played a down.

    But seriously, nothing is going top the Chargers signing David Boston. Yeesh.

  12. @hsunblog:
    I can see the Raiders giving him a tryout at punt returner & at gunner so they don’t have to risk TJ Carrie on punts. If he still has it, they get inside info on the Chargers as a bonus.

    Dude…Oakland cut him years ago. We owned SD 2weeks ago.

  13. docr8der says:
    Nov 3, 2015 7:57 PM
    @hsunblog:
    I can see the Raiders giving him a tryout at punt returner & at gunner so they don’t have to risk TJ Carrie on punts. If he still has it, they get inside info on the Chargers as a bonus.

    Dude…Oakland cut him years ago. We owned SD 2weeks ago.

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    I think you’re confusing him with Jacoby Ford

  14. Noone wanta Jacoby Jones as a receiver. He is a horrible receiver. He was a great return man. He was crap as a WR with the Texans, too inconsistent a pass dropper they let him go. He was an outstanding return man for the Ravens, but didnt exceed mediocrity. Being dropped by teams who need a WR is his destiny.

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