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North Carolina Football: Jets let go of Dwight Jones

A couple of days ago I posted about the Cleveland Browns releasing a former North Carolina football player in Greg Little, who has now found a new home with the Raiders. Unfortunately there is news of another Gridiron Heel being released by his team, as Dwight Jones was let go by the New York Jets a day ago. The 6’3″/230 lbs wide out came out of college in 2012 where he went...
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Release WR Dwight Jones

The New York Jets have released backup wide receiver Dwight Jones. We have released WR Dwight Jones. — New York Jets (@nyjets) May 19, 2014 Jones was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2012, but informed the team he no longer wanted to play football.  Jones was signed to the Jets’ practice squad last December. 
Via Thacover2
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NY Jets' Dwight Jones returns to football after suffering through young son's tragic death

The Jets signed Dwight Jones to their practice squad Wednesday, a wide receiver who is returning to football after a family tragedy. Jones went undrafted in 2012 after coming out of North Carolina and signed with the Houston Texans. But Jones didn’t report to training camp that season, telling the Texans he wasn’t sure if we wanted to play football again and was placed on the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Jones, former UNC receiver, calls it a career

Dwight Jones, former UNC wide receiver, called it a career when he wasn't drafted. This is probably an non-news issue for some people, but for those that follow UNC football, this is pretty funny.Honestly, it would be a non-news issue if it wasn't for Jones hyping himself so much.That's right, "2012 Projected Top Draft Pick" went . . . . un-drafted. The saga...
Via The Sports Rocker
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans’ Dwight Jones no longer wants to play football

Dwight Jones had 2nd or 3rd round talent, but went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was scooped up by the Texans as an undrafted free agent, but it doesn’t appear he’ll ever play for them. Jones has reportedly told the team that he no longer wants to play football. This is not surprising at all. Because he’s so talented and has never had a major off the field issue, there...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

A New Week: Texans OTAs

Here are some notes from Tuesday Houston Texans OTAs.   - The big news was that UDFA Dwight Jones left the team because he doesn’t want to play anymore football. The Texans still have yet to confirm that Jones has left the team, and Head Coach Gary Kubiak said they were still going to talk to Jones about the situation. With all of the news flying around it seems like Jones has...
Via State of the Texans
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Jones reportedly leaves Texans

HOUSTON (AP) -- Undrafted rookie wide receiver Dwight Jones missed Tuesday's organized team activity with the Houston Texans. Jones' absence came amid online reports that he had quit the team. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak did not provide details on Jones' status with the team after Tuesday's practice. Kubiak says Jones is "a young man with a lot of information...
Via Fox Sports Houston
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Undrafted Rookie Receiver Dwight Jones Quits Football

It didn’t take long for undrafted rookie wide receiver Dwight Jones to make an impression with the Houston Texans. Jones’ draft stock dropped following a less-than-impressive performance in the Senior Bowl, but in an interview on SportsRadio 610, the big-bodied receiver boldly compared himself to the best player to ever wear a Texans uniform. “I’m telling you right now...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans WR Dwight Jones quits team, football

Coming out of college, wide receiver Dwight Jones, though talented, had some scouts concerned over his character, with some labeling him "lazy" and others questioning his work ethic. Well, the former UNC standout did nothing to disprove those negative notions. On Tuesday, Jones, who laughably lauded himself as the "next Andre Johnson," informed team officials...
Via Helmet2Helmet
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Jones Quits Texans

Per Evan Silva of and, 2012 Texans Undrafted Free Agent wide receiver Dwight Jones of University of North Carolina has quit the team. Jones was once a promising prospect whom many draft analysts had rated as high as a 3rd or 4th round pick in the draft.  As the 2011 season continued, his stock fell considerably as many questioned his work ethic...
Via State of the Texans
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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