Chargers waive Cardale Jones, claim two off waivers

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The Chargers kept three quarterbacks when they made the cut to 53 players on Saturday, but they dropped down to two on Sunday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chargers have waived quarterback Cardale Jones. That leaves Geno Smith as the only quarterback behind Philip Rivers.

Jones was a Bills fourth-round choice in 2016 and the Chargers traded for him last summer. He appeared in one game with the Bills and completed 6-of-11 passes for 96 yards and an interception. He was 13-of-25 for 111 yards and a touchdown in preseason action.

The Chargers needed a roster spot for tight end Antonio Gates, who returned to the team on Sunday morning, and they’ll need two more for a pair of waiver claims. They added former Falcons linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbe and former Colts defensive tackle T.Y. McGill.

7 responses to “Chargers waive Cardale Jones, claim two off waivers

  1. First round pick not first overall and that was his people putting that out there to see if someone would bite

  2. I think he has some potential but not as a starter. It wouldn’t surprise me if someone picked him up and put him on their taxi squad.

  3. Jones is a footnote in college/NFL football. Dude had a chance to be a 1st rd pick after winning the NCAA Championship, but went back to OSU to battle for the starting job, which he lost. I hope he lands someplace, but who can be sure?

  4. damcmp says:
    September 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    hey 5thorkid you know as much as the rest of the media jerks

    Sorry Cardale didn’t mean to offend you

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