The Bears added Kevin Jones during the 2008 off-season thinking he would be a solid complement to the rookie Matt Forte. The former first round pick out of Virginia, Jones, was coming off knee and ankle injuries.
During 2008 he appeared in 11 games rushing 34 times for only 108 yards. This past season he tore a ligament in his left ankle and was declared out for the year during a preseason game against the Browns.
The Bears needed to get rid of some used space by dumping Jones. Chester Taylor, who was recently signed has been named the “co-starter” with Matt Forte by offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Add Kahlil Bell and Garrett Wolfe to the mix and the Bears have some talent at the running back position.
Jones, the 27 year old Pennsylvanian native will have a hard time finding a roster spot with his history of injuries. Maybe he kind land a spot with the Steelers or the Browns. I know he has to fight hard to find a spot on a team and if he can he’ll have to work his way up the depth chart.
Good luck Kevin Jones sorry we let you go so early. Find a team where you can get some playing time.
Jones had this to say about his departure from the Bears:
“I’m just thankful for the opportunity the Bears gave me here.”
All quotes from chicagotribune.com