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Jones in his 30s
2008 (30 years old): 290 carries, 1,312 yards, 13 TD. 36 receptions, 207 yards, 2 TD.
2009 (31 years old): 331 carries, 1,402 yards, 14 TD. 10 receptions, 58 yards.
The opening speculation on Thomas Jones was that he could get some interest from the Chargers and Texans, both of whom will need a between-the-tackles back for 2010, and the Lions might also be an option. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune thinks that the Patriots might be interested, along with the Eagles and Dolphins if certain dominoes fall.
NFL Insider Adam Schefter took to Twitter last Monday and gave his appraisal of the market for Jones: "Best I can tell, there are four potential landing spots for former Jets RB Thomas Jones: Cleveland, Seattle, San Diego and Houston." There is history with the Mangenius and Jones, so we'll see if that relationship affects the negotiations at all. ESPN's John Clayton concurs on Cleveland, noting that Jones could be a good pairing with Jerome Harrison (and a fine Chianti?).
But first, he's going to visit with the Chiefs, per Schefter. An interesting twist, given the emergence of Jamaal Charles in 2009, but in the modern NFL, a team needs (at least) two solid options at running back.
This according to ESPN, Phins might have some interest In Jones, but looks like the Browns are front runners. He is another bruiser.