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Thomas Jones | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 212
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (7) / ARZ
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Thomas Jones rushed 15 times for 42 yards in Kansas City's Week 17 win over the Broncos.
A fitting end to a season that saw Jones average just 3.1 yards on his 153 carries. A plodder who no longer contributes in the passing game, the free-agent-to-be will draw little, if any, interest on the open market. Sun, Jan 1, 2012 08:15:00 PM

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Thomas Jones rushed 11 times for 51 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Jones started, but ended up with three fewer carries than Jackie Battle. He actually cracked 4.0 yards per carry for the first time since Week 11. We wouldn't bet on it happening again in Denver next week. Jones, set to his free agency after this season, is at the end of the line.
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 05:29:00 PM

Thomas Jones rushed 15 times for 48 yards and added one reception for 27 yards against the Packers in Week 15.

Jones ran as the lead back in Romeo Crennel's first game as head coach. The 3.2 yards per carry was his highest average in a month, and he's yet to score a touchdown this season. Running on fumes, Jones isn't a flex option for Week 16 against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 05:58:00 PM

Thomas Jones rushed five times for 12 yards in Kansas City's Week 14 loss to the Jets.

He was held without a catch. Jones was de-emphasized in favor of Jackie Battle, who managed only 33 yards on 10 carries. With the Chiefs lacking any coherent order in their backfield for weeks now, it's a situation to avoid in all formats for the duration of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 04:43:00 PM

Thomas Jones rushed 16 times for 36 yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.

A typically wheezing effort from Jones, who is now averaging an abysmal 3.04 yards on his 107 carries this season. As has become the norm in the Chiefs backfield, Jones, Dexter McCluster and Jackie Battle were more-or-less used in a "hot hand" rotation today, with each receiving at least nine carries and never "taking over" for any prolonged stretch. Unless you're a McCluster owner in a deeper PPR format, it's a situation to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 05:31:00 PM

Thomas Jones "led" the Chiefs with 13 carries for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

He added one catch for seven yards. For the second straight week, Kansas City's carries were divided almost evenly between Jones, Jackie Battle and Dexter McCluster, who all took the rock at least nine times. There was no clear rotation, with coach Todd Haley seemingly going with whoever was the freshest. With the trio combining to average just 2.7 yards on 31 carries, it remains a situation to avoid in fantasy leagues next weekend against a Bears team that bottled up Michael Bush Sunday.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 12:14:00 AM

Thomas Jones rushed the ball eight times for 48 yards in the Chiefs' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Jones, Dexter McCluster, and Jackie Battle each rushed the ball eight times, as Jones' touches came at the expense of Battle. Jones has better vision and a bit more "burst" than Battle, but we're comparing different junker cars at this point. Outside of PPR leagues in which McCluster would have minimal value, this is a backfield to be avoided like the plague.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 12:31:00 AM

Thomas Jones was held to 10 yards on five carries in Monday's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

He and Jackie Battle form perhaps the slowest running back tandem in the history of the NFL, with Jones finally getting phased out of the game plan. He has been waiver wire fodder for some time.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 01:57:00 AM

Thomas Jones rushed nine times for 19 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Todd Haley just won't give up on Jones. He started the veteran today even though Jones looks like the slowest player on the field whenever he gets the ball. If Haley unbiasedly watches the film of Jones this season, he'll give Jackie Battle a larger majority of the carries going forward. Jones is averaging 3.18 yards per carry through six games.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 07:54:00 PM

Thomas Jones rushed 10 times for 55 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the Chiefs' Week 5 win.

Jones hit a couple of huge holes for solid gains, but was thoroughly outplayed by and received fewer touches than Jackie Battle. Jones' role figures to decrease in favor of Battle going forward. He's barely worth owning.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 06:53:00 PM

Thomas Jones ran for just 37 yards on 11 carries in the Chiefs' Week 4 win over the Vikings.

It's interesting to note that special teamer Jackie Battle (5-22) got the carries late in clock-killing mode, with Jones essentially nowhere to be found. His tank on E, Jones is on pace for just 452 total yards, has not scored on the season, and is averaging a putrid 2.82 yards per touch. He won't be anything close to a fantasy option in Week 5 at Indianapolis.
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 04:18:00 PM

Thomas Jones rushed 14 times for just 31 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Jones added one catch for two yards. It was a predictably inept performance for Jones, who had averaged just 3.62 yards per carry over his previous 18 games coming into this one. And as the Chiefs fell behind, Jones lost the majority of his snaps to Dexter McCluster. The 33-year-old is nothing more than a desperation option for owners grasping at straws.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 07:47:00 PM

OC Bill Muir says the Chiefs plan to give Thomas Jones the ball "until his tongue is hanging out."

"We’ll do whatever we’ve got to do to win the game," Muir said. "Wherever (Jones has) been, he’s loved to carry the ball." With Dexter McCluster expected to be limited to 10-to-14 touches per game, Jones will shoulder the rest of the load. He has no upside, but is at least worth a flier in deeper leagues. Le'Ron McClain and Jackie Battle could eventually be in line for carries, but for now they're off the radar in even exceptionally deep formats.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 05:03:00 PM

The Chiefs' website refers to the team's backfield as a "running back by committee" situation following Jamaal Charles' torn ACL.

KCChiefs.com calls Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster, Le'Ron McClain, and Jackie Battle all candidates for carries. Jones, now 33 years old, has 14 rushing attempts for 43 yards (3.07 YPC) through two games. McCluster will probably play the most snaps because Kansas City will so often be trailing. Aside from McCluster, it's a situation to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 02:01:00 PM

The Chiefs' official site calls Thomas Jones the "best candidate for an increase in workload" following Jamaal Charles' season-ending knee injury.

Jones will be plugged in as the starter and leader of the Chiefs' new committee, but we don't have high hopes. He has averaged just 3.62 yards per carry over his last 18 games and was getting phased out of the offense prior to Charles' injury for a reason. Jones will be called upon to kill the clock if the Chiefs are sitting on a lead, but that doesn't figure to happen very often this season. Consider Jones a low-upside RB3 at best going forward.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 09:40:00 AM

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14Griffin Neal
15Josh Woodrum
16Max Wittek
17R.J. Archer
18Jerry Lovelocke
19Chase Rettig
20Chandler Harnish
21Matt Blanchard
22Dan LeFevour
23Pat Devlin
24Jake Waters
25Dalyn Williams
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3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Anthony Dixon
8Zac Stacy
9Josh Harris
10Don Jackson
11Gus Johnson
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Jerome Smith
16Stevan Ridley
17LaVance Taylor
18Keshawn Hill
19Michael Dyer
20Jeremy Stewart
21Karlos Williams
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4James Casey
5Henry Hynoski
6Joe Don Duncan
7Ryan Mueller
8Derrick Coleman
9Patrick Skov
10Soma Vainuku
11Jordan Campbell
12Trey Millard
13Brad Smelley
14John Conner
15Zach Boren
16Kiero Small
17J.C. Copeland
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2Marques Colston
3Jerome Simpson
4Hakeem Nicks
5Josh Morgan
6Jacoby Ford
7Tyler Davis
8Kyle Prater
9Dwayne Bowe
10Preston Parker
11Kris Durham
12Miles Austin
13Reggie Dunn
14Armon Binns
15Carlton Mitchell
16Nick Harwell
17T.J. Graham
18Damaris Johnson
19Damian Williams
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Nate Washington
23Robert Herron
24Solomon Patton
25Ricky Collins
26Tevin Reese
27Hunter Sharp
28David Porter
29L'Damian Washington
30Josh Harper
31Tyler Murphy
32Marquez Clark
33Travis Labhart
34Donatella Luckett
35Lance Lewis
36Joseph Anderson
37Josh Stewart
38Jeff Beathard
39DaVaris Daniels
40Jordan Leslie
41Tyler McDonald
42Ezell Ruffin
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2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Devin Hester
6Denarius Moore
7Marcus Thigpen
8A.J. Jenkins
9Joe Morgan
10Austin Pettis
11Ryan Broyles
12Emory Blake
13Matt Hazel
14Jacoby Jones
15Onterio McCalebb
16Mike Brown
17Andre Debose
18Tandon Doss
19Mike Williams
20Devante Davis
21Devon Wylie
22Jimmie Hunt
23Phil Bates
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Isiah Ferguson
27Daniel Rodriguez
28A.J. Cruz
29James Butler
30Brandon Shippen
31Valdez Showers
32Clyde Gates
33Ryan Lankford
34Marcus Harris
35Saalim Hakim
36Juron Criner
37Titus Davis
38Andre Davis
39Demetrius Wilson
40Josh Reese
41DiAndre Campbell
42Trevor Harman
43Tom Nelson
44Leonard Hankerson
45Chris King
46David Glidden
47Jarvis Turner
48Paul Browning
49Austin Willis
50Trindon Holliday
51Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Matt Spaeth
6Kyle Miller
7Chase Ford
8Beau Gardner
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Rob Blanchflower
12Jacob Maxwell
13Mike McFarland
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Richard Gordon
17Cameron Clear
18David Paulson
19Steve Maneri
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Jack Tabb
24Arthur Lynch
25Dan Light
26Jordan Thompson
27Jay Rome
28Jake Murphy
29Ryan Taylor
30Brett Brackett
31Michael Egnew
32Adrien Robinson
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2Eugene Monroe
3Charles Brown
4Cameron Bradfield
5Tyson Chandler
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Will Beatty
9David Hedelin
10Jake Long
11Vinston Painter
12Cody Booth
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2Antoine Everett
3Edawn Coughman
4Ben Heenan
5Al Bond
6Lene Maiava
7Isiah Cage
8Darren Keyton
9Adrian Bellard
10Tanner Hawkinson
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2Sam Brenner
3Julian Vandervelde
4Braxston Cave
5Trevor Robinson
6James Stone
7Brian De La Puente
8Ian Silberman
9Ben Clarke
10Quinton Schooley
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2Louis Vasquez
3Garrett Gilkey
4Nick Becton
5Paul Fanaika
6Jared Smith
7Leon Brown
8Ryker Mathews
9Donovan Williams
10Adam Replogle
11Malcolm Bunche
12Matt Rotheram
13Blake Muir
14Mike McQueen
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3Adrian Bellard
4Patrick Miller
5Kona Schwenke
6Zeth Ramsay
7Lamar Holmes
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8Jaden Oberkrom
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