The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent linebacker Edgar Jones.
The news comes from Jones’ Twitter account:
Blessed to be back in the red and white. Ready to get started. #chiefnation
— e.jones (@stayhumble99) March 22, 2013
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.