The Denver Broncos dipped into free agency and got their depth in the secondary in Adam Jones.
Denver signs a dual-threat player who will make an impact on the Broncos not only on defense, but returning punts on special teams as well. And while Jones does have a long list of past baggage off the field — on the field — Jones is a strong talent.
Off field? Has baggage.
On the field? Jones is solid.
In 2016-17. Minimum 800 snaps
A. Jones. 109tgt, 68rec, 640yds, 4TDs, 2INTs
C. Harris Jr.: 139tgt, 73rec, 783yds, 6TDs, 4INTs
J. Ramsey: 194tgt, 101rec, 1,289yds, 6TDs, 6INTs
— Ronnie Kohrt (@RonnieKRadio) August 27, 2018
Adam Jones is tied for 3rd in the NFL with 5 career punts returned for touchdowns since 2005, when he entered the league.
He's also 8th in punt return yards (1,922), 9th in avg. (10.6 yards) and 12th in total punt returns (182) in that span.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 27, 2018
The Jones signing drastically effects the Broncos roster as cut day looms. Players like Isaiah McKenzie and Brendan Langley now have more competition in the room and Broncos Blitz podcast host Ronnie Kohrt discussions that on the latest podcast.
Jones was not brought in to be cut, so he is essentially a lock to make the roster. Kohrt debates about the roster spots now up for grabs and who Jones will replace on the team. McKenzie needed a ‘flawless’ training camp and preseason to make the roster says Kohrt, has he done enough?
Kohrt also touches on the need for more depth, even after the Jones signing. Also in the podcast, comments from Broncos head coach Vance Joseph on the signing of Jones.
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