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Arthur Jones | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 320
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (157) / BAL
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NFL suspended Colts DL Arthur Jones four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
It is yet another setback for Jones in what has been an extremely disappointing three years in Indianapolis. Jones was limited to nine games after signing a five-year, $33-million deal in 2014, and he missed all of last season after tearing ligaments in his ankle in the preseason. With Henry Anderson (ACL) still questionable for Week 1, the Colts are extremely thin along the defensive line. That lack of depth matched with the pay cut he accepted in March should ensure Jones keeps his roster spot, but it would not be surprising if this is his last season in Indianapolis. Jul 22 - 3:57 PM

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Colts coach Chuck Pagano "hopes" DE Arthur Jones (ankle) will be ready for training camp.

Jones is apparently still recovering surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle. He went under the knife early last September. A couple weeks shy of his 30th birthday, Jones has played all of nine games for the Colts since signing a "five-year, $33 million" contract in 2014. He's already agreed to a pay cut, so his roster spot should be safe.
May 17 - 1:24 PM

Colts DE Arthur Jones has agreed to slash his 2016 $4.5 million base salary to $2.5 million.

He can earn back the $2 million through incentives and roster bonuses. Jones missed all of last season after tearing ligaments in his ankle during the preseason. He's been limited to nine games since joining the Colts in 2014.
Mar 10 - 8:39 AM

The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer believes DE Arthur Jones will be back with the Colts.

Jones' time in Indy has been a nightmare. He has played just nine games since signing a five-year, $33 million deal prior to the 2014 season and was limited in most of those. He missed all of 2015 after tearing ligaments in his ankle in the preseason. Jones is only 29, however, and can be a rock in the running game when healthy. He will count $5.6 million against the cap in 2016.
Feb 11 - 10:10 AM

Colts placed DE Arthur Jones (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Jones underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle on Friday. Jones has played just nine games since signing a five-year, $33 million contract last offseason, but was a difference maker versus the run when he was in the lineup last year. The Colts will rely on rookie DL Henry Anderson to step up in Jones' place, in addition to free agent pickup Kendall Langford. Expect another year of below-average run defense from Chuck Pagano's group.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Colts DT Arthur Jones needs surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle and could miss the entire season.

Jones may also have joint damage. It sounds pretty serious, and Jones, at best, is expected to miss at least half the season and could even head to injured reserve. After signing Jones to a five-year, $33 million deal last offseason, the Colts have gotten little return on investment. Jones missed half of last season with ankle issues. Zach Kerr and rookie Henry Anderson will have to pick up the slack.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:40:00 AM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts have "discussed" placing DT Arthur Jones (ankle) on injured reserve/designated for return.

Jones injured his ankle in the Colts' third preseason game over the weekend and is seeking multiple opinions from doctors. It would be a big loss for the Colts after he missed seven games and parts of others last season with an ankle injury. Signed to a $33 million deal last offseason, Jones was expected to be the anchor of the defensive line both as a pass rusher and in run defense.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Colts DT Arthur Jones is getting a second opinion on his injured ankle.

Jones was injured in the third preseason game. X-rays came back negative, but it is not a great sign Jones is seeking a second opinion. At this point, it does not appear Jones will be ready for Week 1.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:00:00 PM

X-rays on Arthur Jones' sprained ankle came back negative.

Jones hurt himself in Saturday's dress rehearsal against the Rams. He'll undergo further testing Sunday to determine how bad the sprain is. It's unclear if the six-year veteran will be available for the season opener against Buffalo on September 13.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Colts DE Arthur Jones was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot following Saturday's preseason game.

It's not good news for a player who was slowed by ankle issues for the majority of 2014. Jones has yet to come close to earning the $33 million contract he signed last March.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:21:00 AM

Colts DE Arthur Jones (ankle) is practicing in full this week for the first time since Week 8.

Jones, the Colts' $33M free-agent addition, has been battling this ankle issue since Week 2. He finally appears healthy now and the timing couldn't be better after the Colts run defense was left humiliated by Jonas Gray last week. Jones will play a rotational role against the Jags Sunday.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Colts DL Arthur Jones (ankle) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 11 game against the Patriots.

Jones will miss his second straight game after suffering a setback. He was able to practice on a limited basis and has a chance to return in Week 12. Also inactive for the Colts are LB Henoc Muamba, LB Victor Butler, OG Lance Louis, C/G Khaled Holmes, OT Xavier Nixon, and DT Kelcy Quarles.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Colts DL Arthur Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Patriots.

Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 2 against the Eagles and re-injured the ankle his first game back against the Steelers Week 8. He was able to get in limited practices Thursday and Friday, hinting Jones may be able to return to action Week 12.
Source: Colts Blitz
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 08:18:00 AM

Colts DL Arthur Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Giants.

Jones re-injured his ankle against the Steelers Week 8. A solid run defender, Jones is a big loss for the Colts' front seven.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:01:00 PM

Colts DL Arthur Jones (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Bengals.

Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2 and isn't quite ready to return yet. No surprises on the Colts inactives: CB Darius Butler, G Lance Louis, C Khaled Holmes, LB Victor Butler, OG Lance Louis, OT Jarmon Meredith and DT Kelcy Quarles.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 11:41:00 AM

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