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Fri, 18 May 2012 12:22:37 -0700
Free-agent RB Thomas Jones (Chiefs) would like to continue his playing career but has not received a lot of interest this offseason.
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:52:10 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones is not expected to return to the team and may contemplate retirement this offseason.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:14:11 -0800
New England Patriots impending free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be a good fit for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs will likely be looking for a running back to pair with RB Jamaal Charles (knee), who is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Impending free-agent RB Thomas Jones likely won't be brought back and while RB Jackie Battle likely could have a future in Kansas City, an upgrade may be needed.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 21:20:09 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster carried 12 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos. He also had three receptions for 25 yards, and was targeted six times. He split carries with RB Thomas Jones, who finished with 15 carries for just 42 yards.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:50:23 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that the team doesn't have a lot of depth in the backfield for Week 17 if RB Jackie Battle (foot) cannot play. "You might say we're borderline as far as depth goes," Crennel said. FB Le'Ron McClain might get carries along with RBs Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster. The team also has RB Shaun Draughn on the practice squad, and he might be promoted for added depth.
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:47:09 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had just 12 rushing yards on five carries in the Week 14 game against the New York Jets. He moved past former New York Giants RB Tiki Barber and former Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George into 22nd place on the NFL's career list.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:49:07 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had 13 carries for 37 yards in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading a three-headed rushing attack. RB Dexter McCluster had nine rushes for 28 yards, and he added two grabs for 11 yards. RB Jackie Battle was held to 20 yards on nine attempts, and he did not have a catch.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:07:37 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had eight carries for a team-high 48 yards in Week 11 against the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 21. RB Dexter McCluster also had eight rushes for 39 yards, while RB Jackie Battle chipped in with eight runs for 33 yards.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:12:03 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had just five carries for 10 yards in the Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 31, against the San Diego Chargers. He also did not have any receptions. The carries and yardage totals were his fewest since Week 1. He has been passed on the depth chart by RB Jackie Battle, who is now the feature back. RB Dexter McCluster also saw nine touches to Jones' five.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:45:45 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs could turn to RB Jackie Battle earlier in their Week 5 game. Battle has emerged as a viable part of the rotation at running back after securing a huge first down late in the team's Week 4 game. With the Chiefs limiting RB Dexter McCluster because of his diminutive size and with RB Thomas Jones and FB Le'Ron McClain being ineffective running the ball, Battle should see more playing time.
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 18:09:51 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had 14 carries for just 31 yards in Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers. He also had a two-yard reception in his first game starting in place of RB Jamaal Charles (knee), who is lost for the season.
Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:18:53 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Bill Muir said there is will be no limit to how many carries RB Thomas Jones will get in Week 3. "Wherever he's been, he's loved to carry the ball," Muir said. "We understand his age. No, we don't have a plan. We'll (give him the ball) until his tongue is hanging out."
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:12:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs will be using a running back by committee approach because of the injury to RB Jamaal Charles (knee). RBs Dexter McCluster, Thomas Jones and Jackie Battle and FB Le'Ron McClain could receive carries the rest of the season.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:56:55 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones likely will receive an increased role in the offense now that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is out for the season because he has not missed a game since 2005 and does not have any fumbling issues.
Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:13:26 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin (wrist) injured his wrist during a locker room altercation with RB Thomas Jones. Baldwin is expected to miss the rest of the preseason.
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:06:58 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones was unhappy with the conditioning of some of the players during player-organized workouts and said some players were fat and out of shape.
Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:56:25 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley indicated the team may look for RB Thomas Jones to drop some weight because he may receive less carries and he would be better of being a little lighter.
Fri, 13 May 2011 10:44:03 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones was involved in only 41 percent of the team's offensive snaps this season.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:56:45 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Wednesday, March 23, that RB Thomas Jones will return for a 12th NFL season, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. Jones said after the playoffs that he would need time before deciding if he'd return.
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:54:25 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had 22 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the St. Louis Rams, reports Pete Morris, of KCChiefs.com. Jones now has 10,045 career rushing yards, becoming the third active player to reach that plateau. He is also the 25th player in NFL history to accomplish the feat. The rushing TD was his sixth of the season and 68th of his career.
Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:27:11 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to The Associated Press.
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 16:06:20 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the team's Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7, reports The Associated Press.
Sun, 26 Sep 2010 14:30:08 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushed for 97 yards on 12 carries while RB Thomas Jones rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in Week 3, reports The Associated Press.
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 07:48:32 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he is not concerned with how the tandem of RB Thomas Jones and RB Jamaal Charles is being used, according to Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. Jones has been used as the featured back instead of Charles thus far. "It is in no way a problem for us," Haley said. "So far, through two games in the first quarter of the season, I would grade us as being successful." The Chiefs rank fifth in the league in rushing yardage. However, they have been more efficient when giving the ball to Charles, who is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and has the team's only rushing touchdown. Jones has averaged 3.7 yards per carry.
Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:30:05 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have not named a starting running back for Week 1 and head coach Todd Haley said he will be use RBs Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones based on feeling, reports The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:49:43 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones is listed as the starter over RB Jamaal Charles because Jones has proven himself over a full season, according to head coach Todd Haley, reports The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher. "What he did last year … it was an eight-game window or an eight-game sample that we saw," Haley said of Charles. "What we're pushing Jamaal to do is show that he can do that throughout a 16-game and hopefully-plus schedule. That's something that Thomas has proven through time." Charles has rushed nine times for 63 yards in two preseason games while Jones has 10 rushes for just 31 yards.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 06:07:12 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is second on the team's depth chart behind RB Thomas Jones, according to Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star.
Sun, 15 Aug 2010 06:47:14 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones (undisclosed), according to the Chiefs' broadcast crew, suffered an injury Saturday, Aug. 14, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star.
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:07:57 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones was listed as the team's No. 1 running back on their initial depth chart, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. He has been lining up that way in practices, too, ahead of RB Jamaal Charles. Head coach Todd Haley said he believes that will continue for the foreseeable future, too, but added that he shouldn't be held to the depth chart at this time. He has indicated both backs will see enough work to keep them happy.
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:59:27 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said that RB Thomas Jones probably will continue to work with the starters before RB Jamaal Charles will during practice but that the team will use whoever they believe gives them the best chance to win, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. "They both want to be the starter," Haley said. "There's no doubt about that. Somebody's got to start. That's just the way it is. We'll do our due diligence. We'll play the guy that gives us the best chance to win on that particular day, that particular series, that particular half, whatever it is. I will not be shy in making sure the guy that I think is running the best at a particular time is in there."
Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:50:58 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs spent a lot of time using the Wildcat formation during practice Saturday, July 31, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. RBs Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles and WR Dexter McCluster all took at least one direct snap.
Sun, 25 Jul 2010 06:52:45 -0700
The battle between Kansas City Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones during training camp will be one of the more intriguing ones for the Chiefs, writes Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star. Both had over 1,000 yards rushing last year, so it will be interesting to see how much playing time each player receives. Both will have a role in the offense, but the Chiefs need to be mindful that Jones will turn 32 soon and Charles doesn't have the size to be an every-down back.
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 07:35:22 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles needs to show signs that he can keep improving and last year's strong performance wasn't a fluke, reports Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star. Charles is expected to be the centerpiece of the Kansas City offense. The coaching staff also needs to keep him grounded, and remind him that RB Thomas Jones will happily take over the starting job if Charles regresses.
Sat, 22 May 2010 10:35:54 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles said he is willing to share carries with RB Thomas Jones this season, according to The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher. "I knew we had to get another playmaker and somebody to help me out," Charles said. "He'll get some carries, I'll get some carries. I don't have any problem with that. It's turning into a two-back league, anyway."
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:58:34 -0700
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones said his goal is to help the team win and does not care how many carries he will receive. "I'm here to help the team win. If I get five carries, I get five carries. If I get 25 carries, then I get 25 carries. All I can do at this point is prepare for the season like I have always done. That is how I play and that is how I have looked at my career. I will continue to look at my career like that," Jones said.
Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:47:10 -0700
Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said he does not know how much playing time RBs Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones will play next season. "I can't tell you whether Jamaal will play more or Thomas Jones will play more," Pioli said. "The roles will figure themselves out. The best players will play. The players will sort that out themselves. We're trying to do this at every position."
Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:40:28 -0800
Kent Babb, of The Kansas City Star, speculated on Twitter that he could see a 65/35 split of touches between Kansas City Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles and newly signed Thomas Jones. Babb said what many didn't see last year was how beaten up Charles was by the end of the season, noting Charles was "on fumes" by the end of the year.
Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:02:51 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Thomas Jones (Jets) to a two-year deal worth $5 million.
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 16:31:12 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Kansas City Chiefs will meet with unrestricted free-agent RB Thomas Jones (Jets) Monday, March 8.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:12:42 -0800
The New York Jets have announced they have officially released RB Thomas Jones.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:32:04 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the New York Jets would like to re-sign unrestricted free-agent RB Thomas Jones, according to a source.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:25:35 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in unrestricted free-agent RB Thomas Jones (Jets), according to a source.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 20:58:00 -0800
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets told RB Thomas Jones with about two weeks left in the regular season that his role was going to be reduced and that they wanted to get an idea of what RB Shonn Greene could do. Jones was in the middle of a career year and was stunned by his demotion.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:42:43 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Seattle Seahawks could show interest in New York Jets RB Thomas Jones, who will be released Friday, March 5.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:42:12 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Cleveland Browns could show interest in New York Jets RB Thomas Jones, who will be released Friday, March 5.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:22:11 -0800
According to SIRIUS NFL Blitz, the Houston Texans may have interest in New York Jets RB Thomas Jones, who will be released Friday, March 5.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:21:16 -0800
According to SIRIUS NFL Blitz, the New England Patriots may have interest in New York Jets RB Thomas Jones, who will be released Friday, March 5.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 08:36:07 -0800
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the San Diego Chargers could show interest in New York Jets RB Thomas Jones once he is released by the Jets Friday, March 5.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:07:05 -0800
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the release of New York Jets RB Thomas Jones is a decision that stung several veterans on the team. "I can tell you, it's not going to be a popular move in the locker room," said one player, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "We loved T.J. The man loved the game and put it all on the line only to get dumped after his best season. I think you should reward players for performance. You dump him but give LB Vernon Gholston another shot? Doesn't make sense." OG Alan Faneca said it would be difficult to replace Jones' intangibles and production. "It just goes to show the business side of the game, when such a productive guy like T.J. is released," Faneca said in an e-mail. "To be so close last year, and then for T.J. not to be there with us going after the ring again is what hurts."
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:36:50 -0800
Updating a previous report, Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Jets have announced they will release RB Thomas Jones Friday, March 5.