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Reds prospect resurrects dream after horrific crash

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- In the moments after the axel of his 2010 Range Rover carved up his left leg, Chad Jones wasn't thinking about the severity of his injuries. He wasn't thinking about the possibility of losing the leg or the life-threatening amount of blood he was losing in that driver's seat. Instead, his mind turned almost instantly to football. The former standout...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Giants safety Chad Jones ends comeback, will pursue baseball career

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, former Giants safety Chad Jones has ended his NFL comeback and will pursue a career in baseball. Jones was a former third round pick of the Giants who had a very impressive baseball career as a pitcher at LSU.  He helped the Tigers win the 2009 College World Series. Jones’ football career was derailed when he crashed his...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Former LSU star Chad Jones works out with Eagles

Former LSU safety Chad Jones worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Jones, whose career took a horrible turn before it even began after an accident in New Orleans, is trying to make a comeback after nearly 3 years away from football. Jones was drafted by the New York Giants in the 3rd round of the 2009 NFL draft and was kept on the roster for two years before being released...
Via College Football Section
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Former New York Giants Safety Chad Jones Focus of New Documentary “Always a Fire”

By now, you know the story of former LSU safety and star athlete Chad Jones. Taken in the third-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, Jones was considered by many to the future at that position for Big Blue. Unfortunately, life had other plans as Jones was involved in a single-car accident on June 25th, 2010 that nearly cost him his life. The Giants stuck with Jones...
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants cut safety Chad Jones

James A. Escher According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the New York Giants have released safety Chad Jones due to a failed physical after suffering what his called “a minor setback,” as he continues to rehab his leg from a car accident in 2010. “Chad had a severe injury to his left leg, involving a complex tibial fracture with associated injury to muscle...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants waive S Chad Jones, sign 3 free agents

The New York Giants have waived safety Chad Jones, their third-round draft pick in 2010 who was seriously injured in an automobile accident two months after being drafted. In announcing the move on Monday, the Super Bowl champions said Jones was waived after failing his physical. The Giants also announced that they had signed receiver Brandon Collins of Southeast Louisiana, linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Safety Jones, 2010 third-round pick, still not cleared for football drills

Chad Jones, the Giants' third-round pick in 2010, has not yet been cleared to participate in football drills. Jones, who was involved in a serious car crash just a couple of months after being selected by the Giants, has been working hard to rehab from injuries that nearly cost him one of his legs. He has been working out with his teammates at the Timex Performance Center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Giants: The Return Of Chad Jones

Drafted in the 3rdround (#76) in the 2010 NFL Draft, Chad Jones was once considered a steal for the New York Giants. However; since his accident many fans have forgotten about the Safety out of LSU. Fortunately, the Giants haven't forgotten as they have reconstructed the remaining two years of Jones' contract; which indicates that they feel Jones can still be a productive...
Via Football Nation
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jones making steps toward return

Chad Jones fought then like he fights now . . . hard as hell. A dream is at stake. There will be no going down without turning this sucker upside down. "They were basically saying that we don't know if you're going to be able to walk again," Jones said. He felt everyone's eyes on him. He looked to his left, then to his right. How would he react to what he...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Still chasing NFL dream, Chad Jones joins Giants

Uncertain as Chad Jones' NFL future might be, no one is questioning his will to get back on the field for the New York Giants. The Giants invited Jones to join them on the sideline when they visited his native New Orleans for Monday night's game against the Saints. Wearing a blue Giants wind-breaker, he skipped out of the Superdome tunnel with the first few players to emerge...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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