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Matt Jones
WR #18
Height:
6-6
Weight:
222
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Fort Smith, AR
Experience:
5
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 54 166 2,153 13 39.9 49 15 30 3 118 3
2008 JAC 12 65 761 11.7 63.4 35 2 9 0 47 1
2007 JAC 12 24 317 13.2 26.4 48 4 3 1 15 0
2006 JAC 14 41 643 15.7 45.9 49 4 13 1 33 1
2005 JAC 16 36 432 12 27 42 5 5 1 23 1
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 54 14 0.3 36 2.6 0.7 0 25 2 14.3 1 0 1
2008 JAC 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 JAC 14 2 0.1 -15 -7.5 -1.1 0 -6 0 -- 0 0 0
2005 JAC 16 12 0.8 51 4.3 3.2 0 25 2 16.7 1 0 1
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 54 3 2 66.7 0.1 12 4 0.2 0 -- 0 -- 6 0 0 0 0 74.3
2008 JAC 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 JAC 14 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
2005 JAC 16 3 2 66.7 0.2 12 4 0.8 0 -- 0 -- 6 0 0 0 0 74.3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 54 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2008 JAC 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 12 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 JAC 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 JAC 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 54 4 2 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
2008 JAC 12 1 1 0 1 -- 8 -- 0 0 0 0
2007 JAC 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 JAC 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2005 JAC 16 2 0 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0

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Bio

A fifth-year NFL player for 2010, Jones signed with Bengals as a free agent on 2-18-10 … Was a first-round draft pick by Jacksonville in 2005, and in four seasons (’05-08) with Jaguars, played in 54 games with 15 starts and caught 166 passes for 2153 yards and 15 TDs … Also played in three postseason games, with nine catches for 142 yards and one TD … Did not play in NFL in 2009 … Led Jaguars in receiving yards in two of his four seasons … His most productive season was 2008, when he led team in receptions (65) and receiving yards (761) despite playing in only 12 games … Made transition to pro WR after starring as a QB throughout his college career.

A fifth-year NFL player for 2010, Jones signed with Bengals as a free agent on 2-18-10 … Was a first-round draft pick by Jacksonville in 2005, and in four seasons (’05-08) with Jaguars, played in 54 games with 15 starts and caught 166 passes for 2153 yards and 15 TDs … Also played in three postseason games, with nine catches for 142 yards and one TD … Did not play in NFL in 2009 … Led Jaguars in receiving yards in two of his four seasons … His most productive season was 2008, when he led team in receptions (65) and receiving yards (761) despite playing in only 12 games … Made transition to pro WR after starring as a QB throughout his college career.

2009 RECAP: Released by Jacksonville on March 16, after being suspended for the last three games of 2008 for a violation of NFL substance abuse policy … Not under contract with an NFL team for the remainder of the year.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008—Led team in receptions (65) and receiving yards (761), with two TDs … Led team in receptions in seven of the first nine games … Caught eight-for-117 on Oct. 26 vs. Cleveland, with an eight-yard TD … Led team with seven catches (for 69 yards) on Nov. 2 at Bengals … Caught eight-for-104 on Dec. 1 at Houston … On NFL suspension for Games 14-16.

2007—Played 12 games, with 24 receptions for 317 yards and four TDs … Played in both Jaguars postseason games, and on 1-12-07 at New England, he had a 49-yard reception plus an eight-yarder for a TD … On Oct. 28 at Tampa Bay, caught eight-yard game-winning TD pass from Quinn Gray … Had a career-high 138 receiving yards in regular-season finale Dec. 30 at Houston, including a five-yard TD, and set a career-best (later tied) with eight receptions.

2006—Led team with 643 receiving yards, playing 14 games with four starts (missed two games with hamstring injury) … Had 41 catches, including 13 of 20 or more yards, and scored four TDs … Led team with 15.7 per-catch average … Caught six-for-128, with a 15-yard TD, on Dec. 3 at Miami … Caught five-for-104 in season finale Dec. 31 at Kansas City.

2005—Drafted by Jacksonville in first round (21st overall) … Played in every game, including one postseason contest … Had 36 receptions for 432 yards, and his five TD catches set a Jaguars rookie record while ranking second among NFL rookies for the season … Had first career 100-yard game (five-for-117) on Nov. 13 vs. Baltimore, with a TD.   

COLLEGE: Four-year letterman (2001-04) at QB for Arkansas, finishing career as No. 2 in Razorbacks history in TD passes (53) and passing yards (5857) … Had plus-23 differential between TD passes (53) and INTs (30) … Gained 8392 yards in total offense and had a hand in 77 TDs, smashing records previously held by Clint Stoerner (7049 yards and 62 TDs) … Established Southeastern Conference record for career rushing yards by a QB (2535) and had 24 rushing TDs.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Fort Smith, Ark. … Played his first three prep seasons at Van Buren (Ark.) High School, and played as a senior at Northside HS in Fort Smith … Earned all-state football honors as a senior, passing for 830 yards and rushing for 939 … Also played basketball in high school, and was a finalist for McDonald’s All-America honors … Active in community service in Jacksonville, supporting events such as Taste of the NFL, Operation Blessing, reading initiatives and youth football camps … Favorite hobbies are hunting and fishing.

*NOTE: Jones did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2009 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games. He is designated a fifth-year player in 2010.

 

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