Denver Broncos waive veteran cornerback Adam Jones
The Denver Broncos decided to waive veteran cornerback Adam Jones on Wednesday.
We've waived CB Adam Jones and promoted CB Brendan Langley to the active roster.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 21, 2018
Jones started out with the Tennessee Titans back in 2005 and has made his way on to various rosters since. Jones spent most of his career on the Cincinnati Bengals from 2010 to 2017. His best stretch of play came from 2013-2015, recording three interceptions each season along with double digit defended passes in those respective seasons.
The 12-year veteran played in seven games this season with the Denver Broncos, starting two. Jones had one interception, three passes defensed, and nine tackles.
Jones had done some return work for the Broncos this season, but ultimately Denver decided to use other options instead as the season has gone on. It might be tough for Jones to immediately be picked up by another squad, but he does have experience and still has the speed he is known for.
The problem with aging cornerbacks is that wide receivers are only getting younger and faster, and this fact does not bode well for a player like Jones. His best bet would be to land on a team contending for a playoff berth that could use a veteran presence to help support younger players. Jones was never an elite cornerback, but he provided solid play while making one Pro Bowl and being named first-team All-Pro in 2014.
Jones was listed as the team’s fourth cornerback on the depth chart so it’s a strong possibility the team has decided to move forward and allow younger cornerbacks to get a chance for the remainder of the season.