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Arthur Jones | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 320
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (157) / BAL
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Colts released DT Arthur Jones.
This move has been in the works seemingly forever. Signed to a "five-year, $33 million" deal in 2014, Jones appeared in just 17-of-48 games as a Colt. Chalk it up as another big whiff by ex-GM Ryan Grigson. New GM Chris Ballard is trimming the fat. Coming off a groin injury, Jones turns 31 later this year and was suspended four games in 2016 for PEDs. It's unclear how much Jones has left in the tank. The Colts save $5.15 million with the move. Mar 24 - 11:35 AM

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Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star believes Colts DT Arthur Jones is "destined to be cut."

Signed to a five-year, $33-million contract in 2014, Jones has managed just 17 appearances in three seasons and has not been effective even when on the field. There is zero chance the Colts pay him $6.25 million in 2017, and it is likely they simply decide to move on.
Feb 13 - 11:06 PM

Colts placed DT Arthur Jones (groin) on injured reserve, ending his season.

DE Kristjan Sokoli was promoted from the practice squad. Jones appeared to suffer a groin injury in practice last week and sat out the win over the Vikings. Signed to a five-year, $33-million deal in 2014, Jones has played just 17 games over three seasons in Indy both because of injury and suspension. Owed $6.25 million next season, Jones has almost certainly played his last snap with the Colts.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Colts DL Arthur Jones is inactive for Week 5.

Jones returned from suspension this week, but isn't game ready after missing the first month. The rest of the Colts inactives are WR Donte Moncrief, RB Robert Turbin, OL Le'Raven Clark, WR Devin Street, OL Jonotthan Harrison, and OL Jeremy Vujnovich.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Colts activated DL Arthur Jones from the reserve/suspended list.

Jones has been an injury-riddled disappointment since signing a five-year, $33-million deal in 2014, but his return is a boost for a run defense which desperately needs one. Even with Jones back, Jordan Howard should find plenty of success against the Colts this week.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 12:56:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 03:57:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 17, 2016 01:24:00 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.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 08:39:00 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.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 10:10:00 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

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14Ryan Williams
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16Brad Sorensen
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22Austin Trainor
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28Max Wittek
29Joe Licata
30R.J. Archer
31Jerry Lovelocke
32Chase Rettig
33Chandler Harnish
34Dalyn Williams
35Jake Waters
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2John Crockett
3Jamaal Charles
4Joseph Randle
5Rashad Jennings
6Joique Bell
7Dominique Williams
8Toby Gerhart
9Khiry Robinson
10Jhurell Pressley
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12Karlos Williams
13Alonzo Harris
14Brandon Burks
15Brandon Ross
16Josh Harris
17Anthony Dixon
18Zac Stacy
19Stevan Ridley
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21Glenn Winston
22LaVance Taylor
23Isaiah Pead
24Dan Herron
25Jahwan Edwards
26Ross Scheuerman
27Kenneth Harper
28Jawon Chisholm
29Zac Brooks
30Jerome Smith
31Tyler Gaffney
32Michael Dyer
33Jeremy Stewart
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3Toby Gerhart
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2Joseph Randle
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5Will Johnson
6Emil Igwenagu
7Jorvorskie Lane
8James Casey
9John Conner
10Zach Boren
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14Blake Renaud
15Alstevis Squirewell
16Jordan Campbell
17Patrick Skov
18Sam Bergen
19Brad Smelley
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21Trey Millard
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5Dwayne Bowe
6James Jones
7Preston Parker
8Greg Little
9Kris Durham
10Tyler Davis
11Hakeem Nicks
12Douglas McNeil
13Stevie Johnson
14Josh Morgan
15Jacoby Ford
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19Greg Salas
20DeAndre Reaves
21Armon Binns
22Carlton Mitchell
23Nick Harwell
24Reggie Dunn
25Ben Edwards
26Joshua Stangby
27Jaxon Shipley
28Nate Washington
29Zach D'Orazio
30Kenzel Doe
31Jared Dangerfield
32Tevin Reese
33Kenny Cook
34Issac Blakeney
35T.J. Graham
36Damaris Johnson
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38Shaq Evans
39Solomon Patton
40Josh Lenz
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42Damian Williams
43Marlon Moore
44Josh Harper
45Josh Stewart
46Travis Labhart
47Donatella Luckett
48Jarrett Boykin
49Lance Lewis
50Joseph Anderson
51Richard Mullaney
52Duke Williams
53David Porter
54L'Damian Washington
55Dennis Parks
56Quinshad Davis
57Rashaun Simonise
58Reece Horn
59Tyler Murphy
60Marquez Clark
61Chandler Worthy
62Jeff Beathard
63DaVaris Daniels
64Tyler McDonald
65Ezell Ruffin
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9Marcus Thigpen
10Ryan Whalen
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22Tandon Doss
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29Devante Davis
30Devon Wylie
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34Michael Preston
35Phil Bates
36Amir Carlisle
37Valdez Showers
38Kadron Boone
39Ryan Lankford
40Isiah Ferguson
41James Butler
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45Marcus Harris
46Juron Criner
47Stephen Hill
48Titus Davis
49Andre Davis
50Demetrius Wilson
51Josh Reese
52DiAndre Campbell
53Trevor Harman
54Tom Nelson
55Leonard Hankerson
56Michael Bennett
57Durron Neal
58David Glidden
59Kieran Duncan
60Jarvis Turner
61T.J. Thorpe
62Paul Browning
63Austin Willis
64Kashif Moore
65Kenbrell Thompkins
66Saalim Hakim
67Trindon Holliday
68Chris King
69Christion Jones
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71Marken Michel
72Ed Williams
73Danny Anthrop
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