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Sun, 07 Aug 2005 14:24:18 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers TE Freddie Jones retired from the NFL Sunday, August 7. "It was in the best interest of my family that I conclude my career at this time," Jones said in a statement. "I appreciate the Panthers signing me. It's a top-notch organization and I'm glad I got a chance to experience it before I retired."
Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:59:38 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said TE Freddie Jones is still working to refine his blocking skills. When asked how Jones was doing Fox replied, "He's doing well. It's hard to evaluate without pads, so I think we will have a little more critical evaluation when we get to camp, but tight ends coach Dave Magazu does an outstanding job of teaching the fundamentals of blocking. They drill that a lot. There are a lot of techniques involved. In some cases, blocking might not have been an emphasis for guys in their careers. It is an emphasis here. He's got the physical tools to do it, the size, the arm length and the athleticism. Now it's just a matter of learning the techniques."
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 17:04:48 -0700
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers TE Freddie Jones said his priorities have changed. He joined the Panthers because he wants to be part of a winning team and is willing to sacrifice catching passes while blocking more if that means he has a shot at the Super Bowl or playoffs. While he could be a solid receiving option in the red zone, Jones is going to have to adjust his game to the Panthers' style rather than the team adjusting to his. Jones said he has gained upper body strength over the last year and now he needs to prove to the coaching staff that he can block, too. If he can't, there is no guarantee he'll stick with the team.
Mon, 02 May 2005 20:58:12 -0700
Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers TE Freddie Jones has never played on a team with a winning record during his eight-year career. Jones played five seasons with the San Diego Chargers and another three years for the Arizona Cardinals prior to signing with the Panthers in the offseason.
Mon, 02 May 2005 20:46:51 -0700
Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers TE Freddie Jones has caught at least 35 passes in every season of his eight-year career.
Mon, 02 May 2005 12:24:00 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers TE Freddie Jones, who is recognized as a pass-receiving tight end, is anxious to work with his new team and contribute as a run-blocker this year. "I know the focus of this team is to have a great running game," Jones said. "I know that's going to require a lot of work out of me. I knew that when I came here. (Tight ends coach) Dave Magazu is a great coach as far as getting blocking techniques down. ... He said I'm making some strides, but I've still got work to do." Jones also disclosed the team has plans to utilize him as a fullback and H-back this season, two positions he will begin to learn during June workouts.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 18:03:02 -0700
Updating previous reports, the one-year deal TE Freddie Jones signed with the Carolina Panthers has a $665,000 base salary for the 2005 season.
Wed, 20 Apr 2005 16:38:27 -0700
Updating previous reports, Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have officially signed free agent TE Freddie Jones (Cardinals). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 20 Apr 2005 07:21:22 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the deal TE Freddie Jones signed with the Carolina Panthers is a one-year contract worth $690,000.
Tue, 19 Apr 2005 13:50:28 -0700
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free agent TE Freddie Jones (Cardinals). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
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