It is a sad day for Jets fans. Thomas Jones, our workhorse RB for the last few years, is to be released.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter's Twitter page, Thomas Jones will NOT be restructuring his contract and will be a free agent come March 5.
Filed to ESPN: Thomas Jones will not be restructuring his contract with Jets + will be released this week. He'll be a free agent March 5th.
Personally, I loved Jones. I loved his work ethic, and I loved his vision --- he hit holes as well as any back in the NFL. I also admired his consistency, he NEVER fumbled, and was excellent in the red zone.
But he's taken a lot of hits, being the RB1 both here in NY and in Chicago. As a result, he's lost a couple of steps. The Jets are looking to the future with RB's Shonn Greene and Leon Washington here. Although, it's a shame we had to release him and couldn't get anything in return.
We will miss you, sir. Thanks for your service and consistency week in, week out.