Report: Arthur Jones agrees to pay cut with Colts

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When the Colts signed defensive lineman Arthur Jones before the 2014 season, the hope was that he’d build on the strong showings he had in Baltimore and become a leader on defense in Indianapolis.

Things haven’t worked out that way. Jones missed seven games his first season and all of last season because of ankle injuries, leaving him with 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble to show for his first two years with the Colts.

Jones will be back in 2016 in hopes of providing better results, but he’ll reportedly be doing it at a lower salary. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Jones agreed to cut his base pay from $4.5 million to $2.5 million. If Jones is able to remain healthy and productive, he can make the $2 million back through incentives and roster bonuses.

Linebacker Trent Cole also took a pay cut recently and the Colts have spent some of their coin on new contracts for kicker Adam Vinatieri and tight end Dwayne Allen.

11 responses to “Report: Arthur Jones agrees to pay cut with Colts

  1. These are the Colts, who take overpaying for mediocre players to a whole different level. Still no O line, same underachieving defense and now no back up QB’s. Just one lacerated kidney away from taking the elevator to the basement.

  2. grigson having his usual outstanding pre-season in securing help for the offensive, defensive lines…telling you, Luck walks after this year…

  3. @Indybear
    The colts overpaid for a player who is good, but had 2 bad years due to injury. He took a pay cut to show he can earn the money. An I’m sure your team has never overpaid. It’s the NFL way desperate teams overpay. If you don’t see that I guess that’s because you’re probably a Bears fan

  4. Wow, the Colts are really killing it in FA.

    Look like Grigson has them positioned for a tough fight with the Titans for third place in the AFC South.

  5. razzlejag says:
    Mar 10, 2016 10:40 AM

    Wow, the Colts are really killing it in FA.

    Look like Grigson has them positioned for a tough fight with the Titans for third place in the AFC South.

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    Jags fan? Congrats on winning the offseason championship. Ask the Redskins and Dolphins how that’s worked out for them in the past. It was common knowledge that the Colts weren’t going to be big players in free agency this year, and I’m actually relieved to see Grigs spend top dollar on decent-but-not-great free agents.

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