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Jets Trade For Bears RB Jones

By Jets Insider.com Staff
March 5th, 2007
Former first round pick RB Thomas Jones joins the Jets RB staff.
Former first round pick RB Thomas Jones joins the Jets RB staff.
After being dormant the first three days of free agency, the Jets pulled off a major deal today by trading for talented Bears RB Thomas Jones.

ESPN is confirming the deal where the Jets reportedly will send a 2nd round pick (#37) which was aquired from Washington last year for Smith and the Bears' 2nd round pick (#63). The Jets also have their own 2nd round pick (#59).

The acqusition of Jones definitely upgrades the team's running back corps. The RB was originally a first round pick of the Cardinals (#7) overall in 2000. He played one season in Tampa in 2002 and then signed with the Bears as FA in 2003. In seven season he's rushed for 5384 yards with a 4.0 YPC average. Last year, splitting time with Cedric Benson, Jones rushed for 1210 yards and 6 TD's. He will immediately step into the Jets as the feature back and join 2nd year man Leon Washington and third year man Cedric Houston.

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