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Washington reportedly shopping Matt Jones

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 30, 2017
Washington Redskins Matt Jones

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LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Running back Matt Jones #31 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the first quarter at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

News broke on Friday that the Redskins were looking to shop out-of-favor running back Matt Jones. Recurring fumbling issues from his rookie season probably mean that the Redskins will be lucky to get anything in return.

  • Jones’ career with Washington thus far includes 20 total starts and 243 attempts for 950 yards. He racked up 6 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving score. Jones was given the ball 99 times in 2016, and ran for 460 yards with three touchdowns. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry before being benched for Rob Kelley in Week 7.
  • Jones was seldom used in the passing game and accounted for just 16.9 percent of all routes ran from the backfield. He was also rarely used in pass protection, used only in 14.5 percent of pass-block snaps taken by Washington backs.
  • Jones finished the season with an elusive rating of 31.9, which not only ranked him last in the Washington running back room, but put him among the 20 lowest ratings of all running backs. His 2016 overall grade of 69.5 ranked him behind his replacement, Kelley, who had a 71.0.
  • In the last two seasons, Jones has put the ball on the turf eight times, the most of all Washington backs, and has accounted for 32 percent of all fumbles committed by Washington skill position players over the last two seasons.

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