Cardale Jones

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Quarterback #7
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Quarterback #7

Cardale Jones News

Cut from practice squad

The Seahawks released Jones from the practice squad Wednesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks chose to add defensive players to the practice squad to replace Jones, who was unlikely to be elevated to the active roster unless Russell Wilson or Geno Smith were injured. If either of those quarterbacks are hurt in the future, Jones may re-join the team since he has an understanding of its system.

Sep 18, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Joins Seahawks practice squad

Jones has been signed to the Seahawks' practice squad, Gregg Bell of The News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Jones threw 11 passes as a member of the Bills back in 2016 but hasn't seen any game action since. The former Ohio State quarterback is unlikely to be promoted to the active roster barring an injury to quarterbacks Russell Wilson or Geno Smith.

Sep 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

Released Saturday

Jones was released Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Jones appeared to be the odd man out as soon as the Chargers drafted Easton Stick in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The soon-to-be 27-year-old could catch on as a backup with another team.

Aug 31, 2019 3:19 PM EST

Starting at quarterback Thursday

Jones will start at quarterback in the Chargers' regular season finale on Thursday, Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register reports.

Analysis: With Thursday being the final preseason game, the Chargers will want to get a good look at all their reserves. With that, Jones will get the opportunity to prove himself against the 49ers in a fight for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the final roster.

Aug 27, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Signs reserve/future contract

Jones signed a futures deal with the Chargers on Monday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

Analysis: Jones will remain with the Chargers through the offseason and into OTAs after spending the past two seasons on the team's practice squad. Backup quarterback Geno Smith will enter free agency this offseason, which could leave Jones the opportunity to compete for backup role heading into the season.

Jan 15, 2019 8:09 PM EST

Not sticking in LA

The Chargers are cutting Jones loose, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Chargers initially kept three QBs on the 53-man roster but have ultimately settled on Philip Rivers and Geno Smith. The team may try to sign Jones to its practice squad.

Sep 2, 2018 11:13 AM EST

Battled through groin injury

Jones played through a groin injury in Saturday's 36-7 preseason loss to the Saints, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He completed one of three passes for 13 yards and ran once for one yard.

Analysis: It was an ineffective outing for Jones, who is battling Geno Smith to be Philip Rivers' backup. Smith appears to be the leader in the competition, as he's had considerably more attempts (43 vs. 19) through three preseason games.

Aug 26, 2018 7:25 AM EST

Plays just one quarter in preseason win

Jones completed three of his four passes for 27 yards and also carried the ball four times for 41 yards in Saturday's 24-14 preseason win against the Seahawks.

Analysis: That's now two straight weeks Jones followed behind Geno Smith, leading to the prevailing theory that the former Jets quarterback appears to have the edge on the backup job.

Aug 19, 2018 3:48 PM EST

Mediocre in preseason start

Jones started at quarterback and was 6-of-12 passing for 50 yards with out a touchdown or interception in Saturday's preseason loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Jones was outplayed by Geno Smith (218 yards passing with a touchdown and interception) as the two battle for the backup job, though neither was overly impressive. The battle for the backup role may not be decided until late in the preseason.

Aug 11, 2018 11:09 PM EST

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