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 Trade Linebacker Edgar Jones To Cowboys


Earlier today the Kansas City Chiefs announced their roster cuts to get down to their required 53 man roster. However, they weren’t done there. Just hours after the cuts were announced the Chiefs tweeted the following:

Jones had a solid camp and preseason and was a good special teams contributor. It’s a safe bet that the undisclosed draft pick is a late rounder. Best case scenario is probably a 6th rounder, but a 7th rounder is more likely for a backup/special teams player.

If I’m not mistaken, I believe the Cowboys starting OLB, Anthony Spencer, is out for a few weeks, so Dallas may be looking for a temporary fill in until he is healthy.

Normally a guy like Jones, who is a solid all-around player and good special teams contributor, isn’t a guy you’d part with. However, with the signing of Frank Zombo this offseason, the emergence of Josh Martin in the preseason, and the drafting of Mike Catapano who can play both DE and OLB, the Chiefs had enough depth behind starters Tamba Hali and Justin Houston to make this move.

This move also leaves KC a man short of a complete 53 man roster. A sign that they probably already have a claim in on someone that was released today. The Chiefs would be assured of getting anyone they put a claim on since they have top waiver priority because of their record last season. With Tony Moeaki released and Travis Kelce a little banged up, my money would be on a TE. Clay Harbor, who was drafted by Andy Reid and had 25 receptions last season is now available, as is Green Bay’s DJ Williams who was drafted during new GM John Dorsey’s tenure there. We should know who is taking Jones spot tomorrow.

Regardless, Edgar Jones is now a Cowboy. I wish him well, he was a solid player for KC.

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  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Nice work Lyle. I like Edgar, but if he doesn’t really factor into our plans, getting something is a plus.

    • Michael Shaw

      But Merlin, nice to see you still post now and then by the way, did we really get anything for him. We gave up a stellar ST and backup LB PLUS our 7th rounder for a 6th rounder………..not sure that really was a move up since most 6th rounders don’t always make the team….

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        Thanks Michael. I think it all depends on what Jone’s status was. Was he going to get cut? Then it was a good move. With all the churning at the bottom of the roster, I would bet that’s the case. Dorsey was probably shopping every one of those players looking for anything back.

  • chiefridgy

    No!

    • KCMikeG

      Bad choice as he was getting better at LB and was a very good ST player!

      • Danny W

        Agreed this was a bad move if it was a late rounder. This guy was worth a fourth in my opinion at least. Jones was turning out to be excellent depth. Something we didn’t have much of in the first place. Should have kept him.

        • Lyle Graversen

          I have no problem with anyone saying they wish we hadn’t traded Jones, he was a good player, but saying we should have got a 4th round pick for him is crazy. Sometimes proven NFL starters don’t even net a 4th round pick in return, let alone a career backup. Put it this way, imagine the outrage KC fans would have if Reid/Dorsey traded away our 4th rounder for a career backup and special teams player. This place would explode.

          • Chuck Burrell

            Obviously he’s not worth a fourth rounder, but was this trade really necessary? I don’t understand

          • Lyle Graversen

            My take is that they had 3 OLBs that they really liked coming off the bench in Zombo, Jones, and Martin. Roster wise they only wanted to keep 2. So they went out and found somebody who was interested in one of them and got to move up in the draft instead of cutting somebody they were high on.

          • KCMikeG

            Me either. Why mess with the chemistry our very special Special Teams have developed by giving up one of it’s best players for a #6 next year??

          • Chuck Burrell

            Agreed. What does a 6th round pick amount to??

          • Michael Shaw

            It’s even more upsetting that they also gave the cowgirls our 7th rounder! The guy should have been worth a 6th with no picks in return!!!!

          • Danny W

            The logic behind it is that they needed him worse than we needed to get rid of him. He will start in Dallas don’t you think? If we gave a fourth rounder for a guy to come in and start and do well I wouldn’t gripe. Fourth rounders rarely pan out.

      • chiefridgy

        Absolutely.

    • Danny W

      Agreed. Hali or Houston goes down and where solid but now you have to wonder.

    • chiefridgy

      And I hate giving the cowgirls anything!

      • KCMikeG

        Especially when we play them Week #2. Is there some master plan to distribute our players to our upcoming opponents? Stanzi – who knew our play book better than any of the other QB’s is already with the Jags. Have we sent anyone to Philly or NY?

  • berttheclock

    Good pickup on this. Covitz has it at the Star, while, Teicher has it up at ESPN. Funny thing is there is no mention by the Dallas/Ft Worth newspapers, although the Cowboys’ Fansider may have it up.

  • Lyle Graversen

    The latest floating around Twitter is that the Chiefs get Dallas’ 6th rounder next year in return for Jones and KC’s 7th rounder. So they move up one round in return for Jones.

    • sidibeke

      Savy. Need to be planning now for the lack of a 2nd rounder again.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I don’t like this move. Jones added solid depth. I’d take him over a sixth rounder. Wonder if they are trying to make room for someone else.

      • ladner morse

        i don’t like it either… a 6th for a 7th means they basically gave him away. That may also be tied to their wish to turn this roster over asap.

        • berttheclock

          As long as they don’t use that 6th to draft another FB from K-State type.

      • Danny W

        My sentiments exactly.

  • unclejesse40

    I see Chris Harper got released by the Seahawks. I always liked watching him at kstate.

  • ArrowFan

    Tebow could play TE.

    • sidibeke

      But he won’t; and bight your tongue dude. I don’t want that distraction anywhere near the good guys locker room at Arrowhead.

    • berttheclock

      Hasn’t Barnum and Bailey, Ringley Brothers Circus already played KC?

  • Michael Shaw

    WTF??????? Are you joking!! Why would they get rid of a guy that has been not only stellar on special teams and in relief as a LB, but dominant on special teams. I don’t recall seeing the guy make any bad plays or get blown by like freaking Jalil Brown, and yes I know they are on different positions.

    • Danny W

      Yeah they needed him more badly than we needed to get rid of him. We’ve lacked depth on this team for so long and now that we’ve finally got some on defense we go and ship them for beans.