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Tertullian
03-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Chiefs | C. Jones agrees to terms
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 14:41:14 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent WR C.J. Jones (Patriots). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

MIAdragon
03-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Who?

shammus
03-05-2009, 05:03 PM
NFL.com lists him as a 3rd year player, yet he'll be 29 around the start of the season? How did that happen?

redngold85
03-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Who?

this

Reerun_KC
03-05-2009, 05:04 PM
What?

Another Pats player?

:shrug:

Bootlegged
03-05-2009, 05:04 PM
Sweet.

chiefsfanintx
03-05-2009, 05:05 PM
I read on wiki that he is Boldins cousin

keg in kc
03-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Print 'em.

thebrad84
03-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Wow, this is a great pick up. C.J. has valuable years of experience...of playing on practice teams..

Coogs
03-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Print 'em!

Darth CarlSatan
03-05-2009, 05:06 PM
Who?

I think the correct response is, "CrabWho"? :LOL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

ClevelandBronco
03-05-2009, 05:06 PM
You guys are set up now.

jAZ
03-05-2009, 05:11 PM
http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/sp_fbn_patriots07_08-07-08_4DB4S5V_v20.42d1b73.html

C.J. Jones is one of many Patriots who hope to step forward tonight

07:36 AM EDT on Thursday, August 7, 2008

By SHALISE MANZA YOUNG
Journal Sports Writer

Patriots free-agent wide receiver C.J. Jones hauls in a pass out of the reach of cornerback Mike Richardson during a recent practice at Foxboro.


The Providence Journal / Gretchen Ertl
FOXBORO — Preseason games can be make-or-break time for a player like C.J. Jones.

A receiver who has never quite caught on in the NFL, Jones spent all of last year on the New England Patriots’ practice squad and has looked good in training camp thus far.

But the Patriots have some guys named Moss, Welker and Gaffney at receiver, leaving precious few spots for a player like Jones.

Beginning tonight against the Baltimore Ravens (7:30, Gillette Stadium), Jones and some of the others players on the bubble for New England will get the chance to show the coaching staff whether they have what it takes to make the cut on Aug. 30, when teams must name their 53-man roster.

“I’m just trying to come out and make some plays, make sure I’m doing my job and just come out and have a good game,” Jones said this week. “I hope (to) come out injury-free and hope everything comes out well.”

The Patriots have 18 training camp sessions under their belt, and coach Bill Belichick and his staff certainly grade players on those. But preseason games give a different, and sometimes more meaningful, means of evaluation.

“I couldn’t put a percentage on it, but they are important,” Belichick said. “It is a composite of all the practices and the games. Certainly the games carry a lot of weight. …You put it all together. Some players practice better than they play, and some players play better than they practice. I don’t want to minimize the 18 practices we’ve had out here and say ‘well, they don’t mean anything.’ They mean a lot, but the games mean a lot as well.”

While Jones is certainly aware that for him, these games are akin to the Super Bowl, he said he won’t be putting extra emphasis on them.

“I just go out and play. I don’t even think about depth chart,” he said. “When I get a chance, an opportunity to go out, I just make the plays and hope it’s a good play and make sure I know my plays so I can play fast and just help the team.”

Playing fast is something Jones has been working on, thanks to Randy Moss.

“He’s a good teacher. He’s a real good teacher,” Jones said. “He shows us a lot — in the meeting rooms, on the [blackboard]. He knows the plays. We have these little games we play with the routes and stuff like that, and if you don’t know it he’ll make sure you know it.”

Jones does plenty of watching and emulating when it comes to Moss, but the Pro Bowler has taken an interest in seeing Jones get better as well.

“Being in meetings, I sit in front of him and I can just turn around and ask him any kind of question I need, so I’m glad to get coached by him and my receivers coach [Bill O’Brien],” Jones said. “It’s good to have [Moss] and Wes Welker to give extra little tips on different scenarios.

“I try to pick up route-running [from Moss]. He’s always running fast, and he asked me one day, am I fast. I said, ‘Yeah.’ I guess he was watching film, and he said, ‘You don’t look fast. … Run your routes fast.’ So I just started coming off the ball fast on all my routes and I just started getting open a lot faster because the ‘D’ doesn’t know if I’m blocking or if I’m going out for a pass. So I did learn that and I was grateful for that.”

Jones’ career got off to a good enough start: after playing in the 2003 Orange Bowl for Iowa, where his head coach was former Belichick assistant Kirk Ferentz, he made the Browns’ 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie. He never got in a game, however, spending 11 weeks as a day-of-game inactive and five more weeks on the team’s practice squad. Jones spent the 2004 season on Cleveland’s practice squad, but aside from playing in NFL Europa in ’05 and ’06, he didn’t play true NFL football.

New England brought the 5-foot-11, 195- pound receiver aboard last June. A teammate of Vince Wilfork at Santaluces High in Florida, Jones has said that if he can’t catch on with the Patriots, he’ll move on from football.

In the meantime, Jones, 27, is enjoying learning from and playing with Moss, amazed that one of the game’s great receivers is looking out for him.

“Man, it’s mind-boggling. You don’t really look at him like that, but when we’re all done playing football and look back — we played with Randy Moss, were in the locker room with Randy Moss, crack on Randy Moss, he cracks on us,” he said. “It’s mind-boggling, but he’s a cool person to be around and I’m glad I’m here.”

Whether or not he sticks around will have a lot to do with how he performs tonight.

jAZ
03-05-2009, 05:12 PM
He sure makes me wish we had Randy Moss.

HC_Chief
03-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Punt/Kick returner in college. Played at Garden City (Kan) and Iowa.

Mr. Krab
03-05-2009, 05:14 PM
I would imagine he's a special teams guy.

jAZ
03-05-2009, 05:15 PM
Wow... that was wikifast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._Jones

Kansas City Chiefs — No. --
Wide receiver
Date of birth: September 20, 1980 (1980-09-20) (age 28)
Place of birth: Boynton Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Professional debut
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 2003
Teams:

Cleveland Browns (2003–2004)
Seattle Seahawks (2006)*
New England Patriots (2007–2008)*
Kansas City Chiefs (2009–present)



This is interesting.

Personal
Jones is a cousin of Anquan Boldin, a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals.

Basileus777
03-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Wow... that was wikifast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._Jones

Some Chiefs fan probably edited it.

Ari Chi3fs
03-05-2009, 05:21 PM
The FA acquisition of the YEAR!!!11

THE DEAL IS DONE!

Basileus777
03-05-2009, 05:22 PM
The FA acquisition of the YEAR!!!11

THE DEAL IS DONE!

This meme needs to die, it got old within a week.

keg in kc
03-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Height: 6 ft 11 inSay what?

Micjones
03-05-2009, 05:25 PM
He'll be lucky to make the Practice Squad let alone the damn team.
Drafted originally in 2003.

HC_Chief
03-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Say what?

lol, I guess you're the only one to catch that.

His official bio lists 5'11"

DaFace
03-05-2009, 05:41 PM
This meme needs to die, it got old within a week.

Agree to disagree. :)

Gravedigger
03-05-2009, 05:46 PM
You guys are set up now.

We can't hold a candle to LaMont Jordan though, let me tell ya one season of subpar play in New York to years of injury with a prestigious organization like the Oakland Raiders... you guys are the winners of free agency.

ClevelandBronco
03-05-2009, 05:49 PM
We can't hold a candle to LaMont Jordan though, let me tell ya one season of subpar play in New York to years of injury with a prestigious organization like the Oakland Raiders... you guys are the winners of free agency.

Trust me. I hate that acquisition.

Detoxing
03-05-2009, 05:50 PM
and the patsification continues

L.A. Chieffan
03-05-2009, 05:51 PM
sippio, say it, sippio

BigRedChief
03-05-2009, 05:51 PM
This meme needs to die, it got old within a week.
you are whack.

It's embeded in the lexicon now pal.:harumph:

Basileus777
03-05-2009, 05:55 PM
you are whack.

It's embeded in the lexicon now pal.:harumph:

I'm whack? What is this, 1999? :)

Gravedigger
03-05-2009, 05:56 PM
Trust me. I hate that acquisition.

Yeah, does anyone else think that FA is just .... boring this year? Not alot of talent to choose from anymore.

jAZ
03-05-2009, 06:00 PM
Say what?

lol, I guess you're the only one to catch that.

His official bio lists 5'11"

I saw it too, but since I'd love a 6'11" reciever who can run and jump like this guy... I'm trusting Wiki until I hear otherwise. :)

Basileus777
03-05-2009, 06:01 PM
Yeah, does anyone else think that FA is just .... boring this year? Not alot of talent to choose from anymore.

With the salary cap so ridiculously inflated, you aren't going to see many quality players reach free agency, they'll just be locked up by their teams or franchised.

Basileus777
03-05-2009, 06:02 PM
I saw it too, but since I'd love a 6'11" reciever who can run and jump like this guy... I'm trusting Wiki until I hear otherwise. :)

I actually edited the height, but for some reason someone reverted it.

Stinger
03-05-2009, 06:05 PM
Print 'em.

....

http://www.cowart.info/blog/uploaded_images/lombardi_trophy-749084.jpg

Red Beans
03-05-2009, 06:08 PM
camp fodder

Count Alex's Losses
03-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Chris Thomas, part two!

Thig Lyfe
03-05-2009, 06:17 PM
Bring back Sippio!!!!!!!!!

kcchiefsus
03-05-2009, 06:22 PM
With the salary cap so ridiculously inflated, you aren't going to see many quality players reach free agency, they'll just be locked up by their teams or franchised.

Damnit, why can't more GM's be like Carl Peterson so they can piss off players who then won't sign long term contracts with the team.

Darth CarlSatan
03-05-2009, 09:18 PM
NFL.com lists him as a 3rd year player, yet he'll be 29 around the start of the season? How did that happen?

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn182/lightbringerrr/FINISHEDTUNNEL.png

:doh!:

EyePod
03-05-2009, 09:43 PM
NFL.com lists him as a 3rd year player, yet he'll be 29 around the start of the season? How did that happen?

Career Transactions
<hr> C.J. Jones was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on June 7, 2007 ... Originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as a rookie free agent on (5/2/03) ... Waived by the Browns (10/16/03) ... Signed to the Browns practice squad (10/17/03) ... Signed from the Browns practice squad to Cleveland's active roster (11/26/03) ... Allocated by the Browns to NFL Europa in the Spring of 2005 ... Released by the Browns (9/3/05) ... Signed by the Seattle Seahawks (1/5/06) ... Allocated by the Seahawks to NFL Europa in the Spring of 2006 ... Released by the Seahawks (9/2/06) ... Released by the Patriots (9/1/07) ... Signed to the Patriots practice squad (9/3/07) ... Signed to the Patriots' active roster (2/5/08).

2006 Season
<hr> 2006 (0/0 - Seattle): Spent the offseason and training camp with the Seattle Seahawks, but was released following the 2006 preseason (9/2) and spent the remainder of the year out of football.

2006 NFL Europa
<hr> Played for the Berlin Thunder and caught seven passes for 82 yards.

2005 Season
<hr> 2005 (0/0 - Cleveland): Spent training camp with the Cleveland Browns, but was released following the 2005 preseason (9/3) and spent the remainder of the year out of football.

2005 NFL Europa
<hr> Played for the Cologne Centurions and caught 10 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown.

2004 Season
<hr> 2004 (0/0 - Cleveland): Spent the entire season on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.

2003 Season
<hr> 2003 (0/0 - Cleveland): Made the Browns' 53-man roster out of training camp as an undrafted free agent and was listed as a dayof- game inactive for the first six games of the season ... Spent five weeks on the practice squad before re-joining the active roster (11/26) ... Listed as a day-of-game inactive for the final five games of the seasonseason (9/2) and spent the remainder of the year out of tive for the final five games of the season.

College
<hr> Jones was a two-year starter for Iowa and caught 72 passes for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns in 24 collegiate games ... Added 31 career kickoff returns for 743 yards ... As a senior in 2002, finished third on the team with 38 receptions for 468 yards and nine touchdowns ... Played in 11 games as a junior in 2001 and caught 34 passes for 434 yards and a touchdown ... Began his collegiate career at Garden City (Kan.) Community College (1999-2000), where he totaled 74 receptions for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also scoring eight touchdowns on punt returns ... Was named to the Elite 16 Junior College All-America squad as a sophomore ... Earned first-team All-American honors as a return specialist as a freshman.

Personal
<hr> Clinton Jones was born the son of the late Anita Banks on September 20, 1980 ... Was named as one of the top 50 players in the state of Florida during his junior and senior seasons at Santaluces (Fla.) High School ... Was a firstteam all-state and all-conference pick as a senior and a second-team all-state selection as a junior ... Played defensive back and wide receiver and was the team captain as a senior ... Was the team MVP in track for four straight seasons and holds the school record in the 400-meter event ... Cousin of Anquan Boldin of the Arizona Cardinals ... Majored in sports studies at Iowa ... C.J. has two daughters, Tyrina and Nariyah.

Extra Points
<hr>

C.J. played high school football with Patriots teammate Vince Wilfork at Santaluces High School in Florida.
C.J. returned the opening kickoff of the 2003 Orange Bowl 101 yards for a touchdown while playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes against Southern California. The kickoff return was the longest in Orange Bowl history.


http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=32535


Looks like we got some camp fodder/ special teams player! Those NFL Europa years don't count as years in the NFL!

T-post Tom
03-05-2009, 10:28 PM
You guys are upset now.

fyp

T-post Tom
03-05-2009, 10:31 PM
I read on wiki that he is Boldins cousin

Now the Chiefs have someone for Haley to argue with on the sidelines. Hey, if it gets us to the SB, wtf.

Tipford
03-05-2009, 10:37 PM
This is all fine and dandy singing ex-patriot players, but come on Pioli. you're starting to remind of one ala Carl Peterson. We all know the Chiefs need offensive line, defensive line, and linebacker help. There are plenty of bargain free agents to be had that are still on the market. I though Pioli had the reputation of being aggressive. Someone explain this to me, so far seems like the Chiefs are asleep at the wheel, minus the Cassell/Vrable trade. More of the New Year, same ole Chiefs.

TinyEvel
03-05-2009, 11:09 PM
Didn't he write the "Convoy" song?

philfree
03-05-2009, 11:52 PM
Didn't he write the "Convoy" song?


CW McCall..or was jerry reed?

PhilFree:arrow:

googlegoogle
03-06-2009, 12:17 AM
remember a CJ JONES from Iowa i think.

played juco ball. Ksu recruited him i think. not sure.

The Buddha
03-06-2009, 12:39 AM
http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=32535


Looks like we got some camp fodder/ special teams player! Those NFL Europa years don't count as years in the NFL!

NFL E is no more, unfortunately.

On a more serious note... Was it still illegal to smoke weed while playing if you played for the Admirals? If so, I found Ricky Williams' dream job.

Darth CarlSatan
03-06-2009, 12:57 AM
I wish I could be in the twilight of my career and leave a team that actually gives me a chance at retiring with a ring( even if I'm not a starter ), to go play "get my nuts crushed by the n00b's for one season before I'm released"...:rolleyes:

htismaqe
03-06-2009, 09:03 AM
NFL.com lists him as a 3rd year player, yet he'll be 29 around the start of the season? How did that happen?

I don't think he went straight to the NFL after college.

http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/jones_cj00.html

Nevermind, he played NFLE, so those service years don't count.

TRR
03-06-2009, 09:38 AM
CJ Jones was pretty solid at Iowa. He has some decent speed and elusiveness, but I never thought he would have much of an NFL career. I believe he is the cousin of former Iowa QB Brad Banks, who played with CJ Jones, Dallas Clark, Bob Sanders, etc...

htismaqe
03-06-2009, 11:59 AM
CJ Jones was pretty solid at Iowa. He has some decent speed and elusiveness, but I never thought he would have much of an NFL career. I believe he is the cousin of former Iowa QB Brad Banks, who played with CJ Jones, Dallas Clark, Bob Sanders, etc...

Yeah, he was a solid contributor on the 2002 Orange Bowl team along with Mo Brown and Kalil Hill.