Wide receiver Matt Jones is not a name you equate with fantasy gold, however as late draft pick up or early waiver wire fare, he could be fantasy bronze, or perhaps even silver, and we need those players too. Last season for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jones hauled in 65 passes for 765 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games started. Had he played all 16 games he might have hit the 1000 yard mark and another TD or two.
The Titans are bringing in Jones Thursday morning (9/3) for a workout, but the team has been working with Jones' agent, Alan Herman, for about five weeks now. The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys have also expressed interest in Jones, but the Titans are the ones seemingly ready to move. The shadow of Nate Washington's injury undoubtedly has added to the team's need.
Jones career was sidelined last season when he and some buddies were caught with cocaine. Jones has owned his mistakes, and has worked hard to be prepared for this renewed opportunity. He plans to make the most of it.
``All I know is that the first team that brings me in isn't going to let me leave,'' Jones said in the Miami Herald.
Jones is a former college quarterback, who can also add an intriguing element to teams which make use of Wildcat formations.
Most likely Jones will quickly ink a deal with the Titans for at least the 2009 season, but if not, expect someone to grab him up before the season starts, and be ready to stash him on your bench if you have room.