Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones tweeted that he hopes to be released Friday night, a day after the Caldarius Toney trade.
Bye this week for the Kansas City Chiefs, but they’re still active. The Baltimore Ravens acquired wide receiver Kadarius Toney from the New York Giants in exchange for third- and sixth-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday. That gives quarterback Patrick Mahomes a relatively cheap contract, having just been drafted last year.
A day after the trade was reported, running back Ronald Jones appeared to be asking the Chiefs to release him from his contract.
Ronald Jones appears to be asking the Chiefs to release
Jones spent the first four years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were in the 2018 NFL He was selected by the University of Southern California in the second round of the draft. Nine games, Jones became the team’s starter. In 2019, he completed 724 yards and 172 passing for 6 touchdowns. In 2020, he recorded 978 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 192 attempts. But in 2021, Jones lost the starting spot to Leonard Fournette and played in just three of 16 games.
This past offseason, Jones signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Chiefs. He did not play in one of Kansas City’s seven regular-season games because he was designated as healthy and inactive.
It remains to be seen if that is indeed Jones’ intent with this tweet, and if the Chiefs approve it. If so, it will be interesting to see which teams are interested in having him help their running games. Jones will be rusty, but he has talent.