Jan 9, 2010; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets running back Thomas Jones (20) dives in for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of the 2010 AFC wild card playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Jets defeated the Bengals 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
Thomas Jones. Remember him? Don’t groan Jets fans, he could be an asset. He CERTAINLY could be had on the cheap. He understands what it takes to be a good pass blocker. Some of Jones most productive years as a pro were in a New York Jets uniform.
Why not give him a call? Offer him a small base salary, with incentives for playing time, yardage..etc. Even if he doesn’t make the team, and he is out of gas, he can teach the younger guys. It’s a low risk, high reward idea.
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