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Dwight Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: North Carolina
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Free agent WR Dwight Jones has been charged with felony killing an animal by starvation in Burlington, N.C.
Jones owned two pit bulls. Animal Services was called back in February to find the dogs outside in "well below freezing temperatures" with one being dead and the other severely malnourished. Jones was a standout receiver at North Carolina but went undrafted in 2012 due to character concerns. He's been out of the league since being let go by the Jets last May. Apr 8 - 3:05 PM

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Jets released WR Dwight Jones.

Jones was a late addition to the Jets' practice squad last season and then got a reserve/future contract. But after the additions of Eric Decker, Shaq Evans and Jalen Saunders among others, there's no room.
Mon, May 19, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Jets signed WR Dwight Jones, TE Colin Anderson, DT T.J. Barnes, WR Michael Campbell, DT Tevita Finau, C Dalton Freeman, LB Tim Fugger, and S Rontez Miles to reserve/future contracts.

Jones, 25, was signed to the practice squad earlier this month. He'll participate in the Jets' offseason program in hopes of competing for a roster spot in the summer.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 07:18:00 PM

Former North Carolina WR Dwight Jones is currently on the Jets' practice squad.

Jones was considered a surefire early-round prospect before the 2012 draft, only to fall out of it entirely due to character concerns. He later dropped out of Texans camp to care for his dying son. "I wasn't mentally prepared to play football," Jones conceded. Jones will turn 25 in January. He could earn a reserve/future contract with the Jets and go to spring conditioning.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 09:49:00 PM

Texans waived WR Dwight Jones from reserve-did not report list.

James had some talent in college, but lacked passion for the game. He never reported to the Texans after agreeing to terms as an undrafted free agent last season.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 05:39:00 PM

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reports the Texans are "holding out hope" undrafted rookie Dwight Jones reports to training camp.

Jones informed the team in May he no longer intends to pursue an NFL career, but the Texans still believe he may be willing to change his mind. Jones remains on the team's roster, and will for now reside on the reserve/did not report list. It's highly unlikely he ever plays a down for Houston.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 11:47:00 AM

Undrafted rookie WR Dwight Jones informed Texans officials Tuesday that he no longer wants to play football.

He can expect to be waived shortly. Jones entered the 2011 college season with early second-day grades from NFL scouts, and earned second-team All-ACC honors. He lacked passion for the game, however, and had a red flag-filled spring that included dogging drills at the Combine. Perhaps the Texans will try to talk Jones out of it, but we're no longer holding out hope for his NFL career.
Tue, May 29, 2012 01:07:00 PM

Undrafted rookie WR Dwight Jones was the only Texans player to not show for the start of OTAs on Tuesday.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Jones' absence was "voluntary," and not injury related. Kubiak described Jones as a player who's "struggling," though he didn't specify mentally or physically. We've independently heard that Jones quit the Texans, though his agent denies it. (Typical.) Jones had character concerns in college, and was knocked for "laziness" and lack of "work ethic" at North Carolina.
Tue, May 29, 2012 12:56:00 PM

A source with personal knowledge of Texans UDFA receiver Dwight Jones described him as "lazy" and lacking "work ethic to make it in the league."

Jones was highly productive at North Carolina and runs in the 4.5s at 6'3/230, so it's clear that off-the-field question marks pushed him out of the draft. While the Texans have an opening at third wide receiver, Jones will remain a long shot unless the light suddenly flips on. Until that happens, it doesn't matter that Jones has better natural talent than third-round pick DeVier Posey.
Fri, May 11, 2012 03:12:00 PM

Texans signed North Carolina WR Dwight Jones.

Jones was a highly productive college receiver and possesses ideal size (6'3/226), but character and work ethic concerns knocked him out of the draft. He also dropped far too many balls as a senior. Jones is worth a look in Houston, but he may max out as a practice squad, developmental player. The Texans aren't a good landing spot for Jones because they're chock full of receivers.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 07:06:00 PM

North Carolina WR Dwight Jones was barred from working out at the school's Tuesday Pro Day.

Before the Independence Bowl, Jones was briefly declared ineligible after allowing his likeness to be used to promote a party. Jones was reinstated before the bowl game, but ended up attending the party anyway. This questionable decision only adds to Jones' rough offseason. After showing a lack of effort during Senior Bowl week and the Combine, Jones is at best a fifth-round pick.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 01:33:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, position coaches at the Combine "jumped all over" North Carolina WR Dwight Jones in on-field drills for disobeying instructions and a lack of hustle.

Jones apparently ran a bad route at one point in drills and didn't hustle to the other area of the field, where the quarterback placed his pass. Russ Lande of Sporting News also noted that Jones had similar problems at the Senior Bowl, specifically in terms of effort. Though long on potential at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds with 34-inch arms and mid-4.5s speed, Jones has now been flagged as a character risk in an incredibly deep receiver class.
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 01:37:00 PM

North Carolina WR Dwight Jones measured 6-foot-3 1/8 and 230 pounds at the Scouting Combine weigh-in.

Jones possesses prototypical size and an imposing build (34-inch arms), but scouts question whether he'll ever reach his full potential due to laziness and poor technique, specifically failing to secure passes with his hands. If Jones runs in the 4.5 range Sunday, he'll likely see his draft stock improve. Jones projects as a late second- to early third-round pick.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 10:31:00 PM

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