Titans Make an Offer to Former Jaguar WR Matt Jones

Pro Football Talk.com is reporting that the Titans have made an offer to former Jags WR Matt Jones:

After flirting with receiver Matt Jones during the 2009 season, the Tennessee Titans have decided to give the 2005 first-round draft pick a shot at resurrecting his career.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the Titans have offered a contract to Jones, a converted quarterback from Arkansas whose four-year stint with the Jaguars did not yield the results that the franchise had anticipated.

Jones also has visited with the Bengals. It’s unclear whether Cincinnati has made him an offer.

After a 2008 arrest for felony cocaine possession, Jones had the best year of his career, catching 65 passes for 761 yards in only 12 games. But he landed in jail for a week last year after violating the terms of his diversion program (he drank alcohol while golfing), and the Jaguars cut him loose.

The Titans gave Jones a tire-kicking in September, but no offer was made. As a member of a team’s offseason roster, he’ll have an opportunity to become fully involved in the playbook and the system his next team uses.

Still, after missing an entire year of football, it’ll be interesting to see whether the man we dubbed “Moonshine” given his resemblance to former teammate Nick Sorensen (who looks like “Sunshine” from Remember the Titans) has anything left in the tank.


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