The Seattle Seahawks have signed Jones, a year after he signed a lucrative deal with the 49ers.|||||||
San Francisco was hoping Jones could develop into one of Alex Smith's favorite targets after missing much of the 2009 season with a broken bone in his shoulder. Jones played in eight games and finished with just one catch after the 49ers gave him a $16.6 million deal in free agency. Jones was released by the 49ers last Wednesday.
Jones is active Sunday against Atlanta.|||||||
Jones has not caught a pass this season after signing a five-year deal with the 49ers in the offseason.
The Niners' receiving corps took another hit to its depth chart Friday with the loss of Jones for eight weeks because of a small fracture in his right shoulder.|||||||
Jones was injured during Thursday's late practice trying to make a diving catch while all alone in the end zone during 7-on-7 work.
Jones has agreed to join the San Francisco 49ers, getting a five-year contract worth $16.5 million.|||||||
Jones spent his first four NFL seasons with Tennessee, where he caught 41 passes for 449 yards and a touchdown last season. He was hampered by significant injuries in two of his four seasons, including a groin injury that limited him to nine games in 2007. The 49ers were intrigued by Jones' exceptional speed, which could provide an element lacking in San Francisco's struggling offense last season.
Jones apologized in court Monday for accidentally carrying a handgun into an airport and could have the misdemeanor charge expunged after six months in a diversion plan.|||||||
incident. Jones was trying to catch a flight to Phoenix and had forgotten the .32-caliber gun was in a small pouch inside a bag. He issued an apology at the time, and airport police confiscated the gun.