Being told he’s fifth on the depth chart explains why he hasn’t been showing up to voluntary OTAs in recent weeks. He clearly feels like he’s not part of the future, even though coach Jay Gruden speaks highly of him. Gruden told reporters Wednesday he expects to see NBA Live Mobile Coins Jones return to workouts.
“I hope so. I expect him to be. He’s on our roster, he’s eating up a spot. We all know that this is voluntary, so there’s really nothing that we can do. We’d like everybody to be here without a doubt, but at the end of the day, Jordan Reed is in Miami working out, Trent [Williams] is working out in Oklahoma, Matt Jones chose not to be here, so we obviously want people to work together and learn together, but it is voluntary at the end of the day.”
We’re not sure how Washington views its depth chart, but the remainder of the team’s running backs include Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson, Mack Brown, and Keith Marshall. Kelley will likely take over as the starter, which he earned last season, and Thompson is the team’s third-down back.Perine is a rookie selected in the fourth round.
Brown is a player who was on the team last year mostly as a special teams guy and Marshall is a speedster with limited experience. Jones probably thought he’d at least be second-string behind Kelley, but it looks like the team doesn’t think too highly of him.According to the Washington Post, the Redskins will likely cut or trade Jones in the near future:
Jones is training in his home state of NBA 2K18 MT Coins and is waiting for either a trade or his release, the latter of which seems more likely, the source said. But the 2015 third-round pick hadn’t been told when or if the team planned on making a move.