Nov 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Edgar Jones (99) and San Diego Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams (58) tangle after a kick-off during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Sign Edgar Jones

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent linebacker Edgar Jones.

The news comes from Jones’ Twitter account:

Jones was with the Chiefs last season but became a free agent at the end of the 2012 league year. He played his college ball at Southeast Missouri State and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He landed with the Chiefs last year.

Jones was mostly a special teams contributor in 2012. He racked up seven tackles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown in a blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jones played only 47 snaps on defense last season. 30 of those snaps came against the Atlanta Falcons in the season opener. If you remember, that was the game that Tamba Hali was suspended for.

Jones was active on special teams but he was also a bit of a liability. According to Pro Football Focus, Jones was flagged for five penalties in only nine games playing special teams.

I imagine Jones will be fighting pretty hard for a roster spot in 2013. Special teams is his best bet, if he can convince his coaches that he can avoid the penalties.

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  • Brandon Woods

    I like this guy. With the right coaching, he can be a serious contributer. Love to see him shine.

  • Travis Pinnick

    With more playing time he will clean up his game and play clean football, only if he can step up and play inside linebacker

  • ArrowGreg

    C’MON MAN! Red and white? Lol! What a tool! Red and Gold man! Red and Gold! Or even Red and Yellow, Red and Yellow, Red and Yellow! Hahahaha!

    • KCMikeG

      I would like to see the white road pants go away for good. All that white makes them look prissy – besides the laundry must be a bitch!


      AG, Never Red and Yellow!!! Repeat after me …Red and Gold, Red and Gold.

  • KCMikeG

    i really liked the effort I saw from him on ST’s and even an occasional pass rush at OLB. Getting Toub was a big acquisition for Reid’s staff as Toub is regarded as one of the best special teams coaches in the NFL. Chicago finished in the top 10 in comprehensive special teams rankings in eight of Toub’s nine seasons in Chicago.

    During his tenure with the Bears, eight special teams players made the Pro Bowl including two different kick returners. Toub was also named the special teams coach of the year in 2007.

    His success and discipline will elevate players with raw talent like Jones. Our ST’s were ranked #23 last year. Huge room for improvement. Besides without Thomas Jones we needed a new Jones for the Smith’s to keep up with……

  • ArrowGreg

    How bout some gold pants with tthe red jersey and I agree lose the all white look. And let’s see some black shoes lookin like some ballaz!