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This article doesn't make it clear why AZ would get rid of him. He might be the equivalent of McDermott or Anderson. The clip isn't overly impressive. A low round draft pick makes sense but are you going to cut McDermott?Something isn’t adding up here. PFF gave Jones good grades for his half-season at LT last season, and the former PFF guy says Jones is at minimum a starting caliber tackle. Yet Jones has never won a starting tackle job in the NFL. He’s only ever started there due to injuries to DJ Humphries or Kelvin Beachum. Beachum made $1.2M in 2020, $2M per year in 2021-22, and re-signed in March for $2.6M per year in 2023-2024. That’s the kind of money teams were offering the guy that Jones can’t beat out.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ new front office pulled up Jones’ supposedly impressive film from last season and decided not to promote him from swing tackle to starter, but to use the 6th overall pick to demote him from swing tackle to #4 tackle.
The New England Patriots could use help at offensive tackle. Perhaps they could find it by adding a fifth Jones to the roster – Josh Jones, who is stuck on a deep depth chart with the rebuilding Arizona Cardinals and could be available.