Chiefs send Edgar Jones to Cowboys for draft pick
The Cowboys created camp room for Jones by placing offensive guard Nate Livings on the injured reserve.
According to ESPNDallas.com’s Tony Archer, the Chiefs also swapped their a 2014 seventh-round pick for the Cowboys’ sixth-round pick, which is believed to be conditional.
Over the past six-seasons Jones played 57 games combined for the Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens, primarily as a special teams contributor. In 2012, Jones had seven special teams tackles while playing all 16 games for the Chiefs. Before that Jones saw played in 41 games for the Baltimore Ravens, contributing as both a tight end and linebacker. Jones originally signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. He was a pass rusher at Southeast Missouri State.
Now, Jones is likely fit in as a backup defensive end or strong-side linebacker in the Cowboys’ 4-3 defense, though he surely would be a contributor on the special teams as well.
The 6-foot-3, 262-pound Jones has 39 career special team tackle, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown. On the defense, Jones also has nine tackles and 1.5 career sacks.
The Chiefs are down to 52 players – one short of the 53-player limit – following the trade since Jones remained on the roster when the team made the final cuts on Saturday. The Chiefs clearly expected to be able to trade Jones or they would have cut him as well, since his 2013 salary would have been guaranteed if he was on the team’s Week 1 roster.
Typically when teams release players around this time of the year, they are looking at two things – either to claim a player on waivers (and also claim their contract) or to sign a veteran free agent at spot where they still need help ahead of the regular season.