Matt Jones

Matt Jones

RB - WAS
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 239 lbsAge: 24College: FloridaDrafted: #95 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
22nd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #321
Best / Worst #202 / #360
ADP #297

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Matt Jones' agent asks for his client's release

Pro Football Talk is reporting Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones' agent, Hadley Engelhard, asked for his client's release Wednesday. “Let’s move on,” Engelhard said via Pro Football Talk. “We’re hoping [team president Bruce Allen] sees the light and does the gentleman thing and release Matt. … He’s a healthy scratch. All the writing’s on the wall that he’s going to be released. Is Bruce waiting for a team to have a devastating injury that’s in dire straits to make a trade? I guess you can do that. But you’re messing with someone’s mind, for lack of a better term.”

Fantasy Impact

Although Jones showed up to the team's mandatory workouts this week, reports suggest he only attended to avoid fines. In a not too shocking turn of events Wednesday, the 24-year-old running back's agent requested his client's release from the team with the hopes of catching on with a new club before the start of training camp. Jones, who was a healthy scratch for the final nine games of the 2016 season, is unlikely to remain with the Redskins for 2017. It's just of a matter of when the team will elect to move on from him.

Matt Jones to report to camp after all

Washington Redskins beat writer Ben Standig is reporting running back Matt Jones has reported to mandatory minicamp Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

In a surprise turn of events, Jones has reported to Redskins mandatory minicamp after all Tuesday despite rumors all offseason that the team would likely move on from the inconsistent rusher. However, although the 24-year-old running back is still a member of the Redskins, the questions remain: How long will Jones remain with the club? And what is his role moving forward? Currently, Jones is slated behind Robert Kelley, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson on the depth chart. I'd expect Washington to hold on to Jones through the preseason in case an injury occurs to one of the players ahead of him. But, if an injury fails to transpire and he doesn't impress, expect the Redskins to part ways with him before the start of the 2017 regular season.

Matt Jones likely on his way out of Washington

Washington Redskins beat writer Mike Jones is reporting unnamed members of the coaching staff informed running back Matt Jones that he is "no longer in the team's plans" moving forward.

Fantasy Impact

Jones, who missed the early portion of voluntary workouts, is not expected to attend any in the wake of learning the team is awaiting to trade or release him at some point this offseason. The 24-year-old running back will likely sit out until the Redskins ultimately part ways with him and should find a new suitor prior to the start of training camp in late July. Washington's backfield will be led by Robert Kelley, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine to start the 2017 campaign.

Matt Jones not attending OTAs

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones is not in attendance at OTAs.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport later added that Jones, who was a healthy scratch for most of the 2016 season -- he only appeared in seven games -- is "not a part of [the Redskins'] their plans" for 2017. Barring an unforeseen turn of events, expect Washington to move on from Jones prior to the start of the upcoming season. He could very well fall victim to veteran cuts in June.

Matt Jones being shopped by Redskins

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Washington Redskins are shopping running back Matt Jones.

Fantasy Impact

Jones, whose been inconsistent since entering the league in 2015, could be on his way out of Washington this weekend. It appears that the Redskins have put the 24-year-old rusher on the trading block. Entering last season, Jones was their top running back, but by Week 7, because of injuries and ball security issues, he was benched in favor of Rob Kelley. Jones didn't see the field again for the remainder of the 2016 season, finishing the year with 533 total yards and three touchdowns. Rapoport adds that if the Redskins indeed trade Jones, they will be in the market to add a running back, likely in the draft. Currently, Kelley and Chris Thompson are the top two backs on Washington's depth chart.