Chargers acquire quarterback Cardale Jones in trade

July 26, 2017

The Los Angeles Chargers acquired an intriguing young talent to backup starting quarterback Philip Rivers, as the team announced that it completed a trade with the Buffalo Bills for quarterback Cardale Jones in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick.

Jones, a second-year player out of Ohio State University, was originally selected by Buffalo in the fourth round (139th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He appeared in one game as a rookie with the Bills -- led at the time by Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn -- in which he completed 6-of-11 throws for 96 yards passing.

Jones is a raw, but talented prospect, as he is blessed with great size, good mobility, and a big arm.

At Ohio State, the 6-5, 250-pound Jones played in 23 games with 11 starts over three seasons, totaling 2,323 yards and 15 touchdowns on 170-of-270 passing while registering a win in each of his starts.

In 2015, he led the Buckeyes to a national championship over Oregon, and was named MVP of the Big Ten title game, where he posted 257 yards and three touchdowns.

In other NFL news . . .

NFL suspends Adam Jones one game

The NFL recently notified Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals that he will be suspended without pay for the first 2017 regular season game for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy.

In May, Jones entered a plea of guilty to obstruction of official business stemming from a January 2017 incident. The state court imposed a sentence of time served (two days' confinement) and court fees.

The NFL explained in a letter to Jones that it considered the "extensive video documentation of the tone, tenor and nature of your interactions with law enforcement at the site of your arrest, during transportation to the jail, and during the booking process. As you acknowledged, your post-arrest words and actions reflected poorly on you and your family, the Cincinnati Bengals football club, and the NFL. While it is our understanding that appropriate apologies have been publicly extended, they do not completely negate your behavior and admission of culpability for the underlying conduct."

Jones will be eligible to return to the team's active roster on Monday, September 11 following the Bengals' September 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jones is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

By Staff of and news services

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