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Jaylon Jones

#5 CB,


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21 yrs


6'2'' / 203 lbs


Texas A&M


Taking reps with starters

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-31

Jones has been logging work with the starters during OTAs, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Jones worked primarily as a starter last season, though that was largely due to Dallis Flowers suffering an Achilles injury in Week 4. Flowers has returned to the field, but Jones has nonetheless been getting work with the Colts' defensive starters during OTAs. It's possible that Jones will be able to retain his starting role following a strong rookie campaign during which he tallied 44 tackles (33 solo) and five defensed passes over 17 contests.

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Exceeds expectations as rookie

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-20

Jones racked up 44 tackles (33 solo) and five pass breakups across 17 regular-season appearances with Indianapolis in 2023.

Jones was thrust into a starting role early in his NFL career due to a season-ending injury to Dallis Flowers (Achilles), and by Week 8 he was handling more than 90 percent of defensive snaps. The 2023 seventh-round pick played an impressive 763 defensive snaps as a rookie, and while he may not retain a full starting role for the 2024 campaign, Jones has certainly solidified himself as a key cog in the Colts' secondary.

Set to hit free agency

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Jones ended the season with 23 tackles in 17 games played.

After playing 440 snaps as a rookie in 2022, Jones played just 142 snaps in 2023. From Week 10 on, the cornerback played 35 snaps, as his role decreased from earlier in the season. Jones is an unrestricted free agent, who will look to land a depth role at cornerback.

Moves into starting lineup

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-09

Jones started at cornerback opposite JuJu Brents along with nickelback Kenny Moore in Sunday's win over Tennessee. He had three total tackles.

Jones moved into a starting role after the season-ending injury to Dallis Flowers. He played on 39 of the defense's 61 snaps as Kenny Moore remains on the field in formations with just two cornerbacks.

Could be set for significant role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Jones had one total tackle while playing six snaps on defense in Sunday's overtime loss to the Rams. He's a candidate to take over a starting cornerback role with Dallis Flowers' season-ending Achilles injury, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Jones had played just one snap on defense in Week 1 before Sunday. The 2023 seventh-round draft pick will compete with Darrell Baker Jr. to fill the void in playing time. Baker was a healthy scratch the last two weeks after struggling in his first two games.

Participates in minicamp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-15

Jones is healthy again and participated in Chicago's mandatory minicamp Thursday, Alyssa Barbieri of USA Today reports.

Jones has now recovered from a concussion suffered during the team's Week 18 loss to the Vikings and is participating in minicamp. During his rookie campaign, the 25-year-old played in 16 games appearing on both defense and special teams and logged 47 tackles (33 solo). Johnson will likely serve as a rotational player for the 2023 season, where he can provide solid value if a starter gets hurt.

Going to Indianapolis

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-29

The Colts selected Jones in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 221st overall.

Jones (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) played corner on a tough Texas A&M pass defense but might lack the athletic traits to stay at corner in the NFL. Jones has poor reach and that could be a problem when paired with his 4.57-second 40. A move to safety or a focus on the slot could be the remedy, because the Colts can't let Jones get caught in sideline races.

Rotational player in 2022

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Jones, who left Sunday's game with a concussion, ended the season with 49 tackles and a forced fumble over 16 games played.

Jones played mostly on special teams through Week 8, but when the Bears dealt with injuries at cornerback, he moved into a more prominent role. He played more than 30 snaps on just four occasions, but in two of those games, he posted tackle totals of eight and 14. He should continue to serve as a rotational player in 2023. He's signed through the 2024 season.

Ruled out with concussion

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Jones has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Vikings due to a concussion.

Jones presumably suffered a concussion during the Bears' blowout loss to Detroit in Week 17 and didn't practice at all during Week 18 prep, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out. Kyler Gordon (groin) is questionable, so Chicago may be without two of its top cornerbacks for the regular-season finale against Minnesota.

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