Ex-Jaguar receiver Jones to visit Titans

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 5:34pm

The Tennessee Titans will work out former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Matt Jones on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation confirmed.

The 26-year-old Jones was scheduled to arrive in Nashville Wednesday evening, according to a source.

Jones led the Jaguars with 65 receptions last year for 761 yards and two touchdowns, but was also suspended over an incident in which he was charged with felony possession of cocaine that was found in his vehicle before the 2008 offseason.

The former first-rounder from the University of Arkansas in 2005 returned and started for the Jags last year, but was released this off-season after a second incident in which he violated terms of his probation by drinking alcohol.

The Titans are still trying to upgrade their wide receiver position and could need help with Nate Washington out with a hamstring injury.

They have Justin Gage and first-round pick Kenny Britt, but behind them, depth is thin with Washington currently on the shelf.

Also, according to various reports, the Titans will be working out former Oakland Raiders and Jaguars receiver Jerry Porter and ex-Kansas City Chiefs receiver Samie Parker, who was out of the league last year. Both those players would appear at first glance to be players to fill an emergency list.

The Titans' interest in Jones appears to be much more serious in terms of adding a player in time for the season opener Sept. 10 in Pittsburgh.

Porter, 31, was let go by the Jaguars, but played in 10 games last year with only 11 receptions. He caught 76 passes for 942 yards in 2005.

UFL signings

Two players with ties to the Titans agreed to terms with the United Football League's California Redwoods on Wednesday. Those included offensive tackle Todd Williams, a seventh-round pick of the Titans in 2003, whose story of being homeless and breaking into hotels for a place to sleep, garnered national attention.

The UFL team also signed former Kentucky quarterback Shane Boyd, who was in camp with the Titans in 2005. The Redwoods also signed former Vanderbilt offensive lineman Brian Stamper.


4 Comments on this post:

By: TitansFan035 on 9/3/09 at 11:48

Matt Jones should be a good aquisition for the Titans and probably very cheap. As long as he stays away from the white devil!

By: jps13pat on 9/3/09 at 12:05

So wait a minute. We cut Chris Davis over a DUI, and we're going to replace him with a guy that was charged with felony cocaine possession and cut by his team for drinking too much? hmmm......

By: gratefulted on 9/3/09 at 1:39

There was more to the Chris Davis thing than the DUI. Matt Jones will be cheap. He is a dangerous weapon, and his contract could be loaded with behavior clauses
Vitamin C makes you dumb. Hopefully, he is over that.
Sign him if he tests clean..

By: courier37027 on 9/3/09 at 6:37

If Matt Jones can also play DB and return punts, Coach Fisher will take this troubled player under his wing. TITAN1 will drool because of this news.