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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones - #20 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 212 lbs.
Birthday 08/19/1978
Birthplace Big Stone Gap, VA
College Virginia
Years played 13
Drafted 2000, 1st round, 7th pick by Cardinals

Running game a problem for the Chiefs

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Ever since Jamaal Charles went down in Week Two, the Chiefs have struggled to move the ball on the ground.

L.T. moving up the all-time yards-from-scrimmage list

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" looks at the top seven active players in yards gained from scrimmage, led by RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who earned most of his yards as a Charger.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Report: Chiefs WR Baldwin injures wrist in scuffle with teammate

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Chiefs rookie WR Jonathan Baldwin is not off to a good start in Kansas City. The first-round pick reportedly injured his wrist in a scuffle with veteran RB Thomas Jones.

Bowe's two TDs lead Chiefs past Cards

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Dwayne Bowe caught two touchdown passes, giving him a team-record six straight games with at least one score, and Kansas City remained unbeaten at home Sunday with a 31-13 victory over the fading Cardinals.

Chiefs’ RB duo an unstoppable force

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The 2010 season's best backfield tandem resides in Kansas City, which is proving again that two rushers can have ample value on one team.

The high price of locker-room chemistry

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The impact of veteran talent such as Reggie White, Thomas Jones and Tony Gonzalez goes much deeper than what they bring to the field.

Chiefs following in Patriots' footsteps

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:27 a.m. ET
While it's way too early to anoint them as bona fide playoff contenders, the Chiefs are definitely on the rise, courtesy of GM Scott Pioli and their New England Patriots pedigree.

Chiefs destroy 49ers behind top-ranked rushing attack

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers are known for their stout run defense, but the interior of their "D" was no match for the Chiefs' running game on Sunday.

Charles falls behind Jones in K.C. backfield

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
After Jamaal Charles tore up the league during the stretch run of '09, most owners expected him to be a fantasy force for the entirety of 2010. But thus far, he has taken a backseat to Thomas Jones in the ...

Jones' arrival key to Charles' success

Posted July 13, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Although Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles may lose some carries to offseason addition Thomas Jones, the veteran's arrival might end up benefiting the third-year star.

RBs in new uniforms causing fantasy shake-up

Posted April 03, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Here is a look at the five most prominent rushers who have switched teams this offseason and what fantasy owners can expect from them in the upcoming campaign.

New Chief Jones not expected to knock Charles from starting perch

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs made an early splash in free agency by signing RB Thomas Jones, cut by the Jets as a cost-cutting maneuver, to bolster their shallow backfield. But contrary to its appearance, the move does not signal the end of ...

Report: Chiefs land former Jets RB Jones

Posted March 09, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have found the big, powerful back they were searching for, signing Thomas Jones to a two-year, $5 million contract on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jets set to release Thomas Jones

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Jets announced Monday that they will be releasing RB Thomas Jones prior to Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent when the league year begins at midnight ET March 5.

The RB gem of the 2000 draft

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 8:46 p.m. ET
Thomas Jones' second act is one of the finest comeback stories in NFL history. Think, how many skill guys can you name who transformed themselves from bust to one of the NFL's best after the age of 26? How ...

Jones’ future with Jets still uncertain

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Jets RB Thomas Jones had a career year in 2009, but there's a good chance he will be playing elsewhere next season.


Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Jones rushed 15 times for 42 yards as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Broncos 7-3 on Sunday.||||||| Jones gained 478 yards, his lowest total in 10 seasons so his career could be coming to a close.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Jones rushed for 51 yards on 11 attempts in Saturday's 16-13 OT loss to Oakland.||||||| Jones should not be started by competent fantasy owners.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Jones rushed for 37 yards on 13 attempts in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Steelers.||||||| Jones had his most carries since getting 14 in Week 3 against San Diego.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
Jones rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Vikings.||||||| In his last three games, Jones has totaled 108 yards without a TD on 37 carries.
Posted Sept. 26, 2011
Jones carried 14 times for 31 yards on Sunday in a 20-17 loss at San Diego. He also had a two-yard reception from Matt Cassel.||||||| Jones faces a physical Minnesota front next week and it may be a good time to sit him.