Chad Jones

Former New York Giants safety Chad Jones is out of football, but not our of sports just yet.

The former third-round pick out of LSU has been trying to stage a comeback into the National Football League for years, but another avenue has emerged.

Jones, drafted in the 13th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros, is turning to the diamond to revive his sports career, according to WDSU in New Orleans.

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Safety Chad Jones, the Giants' 2010 third-round draft pick who badly mangled his leg in an auto accident two years ago, was waived by the team today after failing a physical.

"We consider Chad to be part of the Giants family, and we'll continue to work with him in his rehab," Giants GM Jerry Reese said today. "As we've said since his accident, we're thankful he is alive and able to lead a normal life."

The team also announced they signed Florida safety Will Hill to fill Jones' roster spot.

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By now, you've probably heard the news about Giants' safety Chad Jones. The good part and the bad.

The bad came last June when Jones nearly lost his leg in an auto accident weeks after being drafted by the Blue.

The good came yesterday during a workout near Jones' New Orleans home where he was clocked at 4.84 seconds in a 40-yard dash drill.

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Over at ESPN New York, Ohm Youngmisuk has written an excellent article on Chad Jones' recovery, roughly one year since suffering career-threatening leg injuries as the result of a car accident.

Jones, 22, has undergone more than a dozen surgeries and still needs at least one more -- and perhaps a few more minor procedures -- as his leg and a peroneal nerve continue to heal. He has a metal rod through his shin, with two screws near his ankle and two screws under his kneecap.
At the time, there were reports that amputation was a possibility, so the fact that Jones has recovered to a point where he can jog is great news. ?He considers himself to be about 70%.

One of the most interesting parts of the article is that Jones is open to a position change if it means getting on the field.

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SNY Contributor and Star-Ledger beat reporter Mike Garafolo reported on Giants' rookie safety Chad Jones' status in yesterday's edition.

Jones was the team's third round selection in last year's draft, but never made it to camp. You may recall he was the player that was badly injured in a SUV wreck last June. Jones' leg was severely injured in the crash. He suffered a broken tibia and fibula as well as extensive nerve and vascular damage. He has been slowly fighting his way back, but it has been an uphill battle thus far...

Below is a video Mike obtained from Jones' physical therapist.....

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When you write a column or a blog these days, it really doesn't matter how much you know (or think you know) about the subject matter at hand.

The masses will come out and challenge you on your virtual pulpit and force you to defend your stance. Then, there's the alternative: you can give in.

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Chad Jones Waived; To Be Placed on NFI List

Injured rookie safety Chad Jones was waived by the Giants today with the intentions of placing him on the Reserve / Non-Football Injury list.? According to the NFL 'pre-mandatory cuts' roster rules, all non-vested players (players who have less than four years of accrued service) must be placed on waivers first before being placed on any season-ending list.

According to Ralph Vacchiano, NY Daily News.....

"....the Giants are not required to pay any of his salary while he?s on the NFI list, though they can not attempt to recoup his signing bonus. The Giants will likely pay him part of the salary at least, though they?re likely to consider the cost of his medical care and other factors before they settle on a number with Jones and his family and agent."

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It is difficult to administer a solid grade for Jerry Reese?s 2010 personnel moves because there are less qualitative results to look at and hopefully Reese isn?t finished making those moves. What I will look at is how I think the players project on the team, how much sense the pick seems to make, and what I think Reese passed on.

1) Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida ? Just playing GM in my head, I can think of a number of different ways I would have played this pick. Reese could have gone BPA and taken Derrick Morgan, giving the team a great backup LE, who offers the same kind of element as Big Mike Strahan, including run stopping ability and leadership. He could have gone need and reached a little bit for Sean Weatherspoon to play MLB. Spoon is a projected 10-year starter and another player that offers strong leadership and even a little swagger, a la Antonio Pierce. Instead Reese drafted a third RE, and a very raw one at that, a raw one with high bust potential. Go figure. How good does that aces front look if Tuck and Kiwi slide to the middle and Morgan and Osi are on the outside? I?m just saying? I certainly could be wrong and if this was a team with no needs I would be much more okay with this pick, but as of right now, I hate it: F

2) Linval Joseph, DT, East Carolina ? I like this pick, but why not Taylor Mays, the safety that was projected to go top 5 last draft season? If you ask me what unit I think needs the most help from last season, it?s unquestionably the safeties, especially considering Phillip?s long-term outlook. Mays, so far has proven his biggest fault is that he actually listens to his coaches. Unfortunately that was Pete Carroll at USC last season. Under The Great Mike Singletary Mays appears to be blossoming? so far. At any rate Joseph is a solid pick. He won?t contribute this season as DTs usually are quiet year one, but he?ll make a name for himself in no time and keep the middle solid: B

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Giants' rookie safety Chad Jones is scheduled to leave the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan today.?

Jones has been under the care of doctors here for nearly a month after almost losing his leg in an auto accident in New Orleans on June 25th.

He will be heading home to Louisiana, but will be back for more surgery in the next few months.

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I want to start by commending the GFB reporters and community on their response to the Chad Jones crash. A lot of support went tout to Chad and I noticed that we had at least a full day of digesting the story before anyone started to speculate on his career and the obvious personnel decisions that the Giants would have to make in reaction to losing him for the season.

That being, now that we have some distance from the incident, there are some important questions and speculation that need to be aired out:

What happened?

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Jones to Be Flown to NYC Today

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, alcohol is being ruled out as a factor in last Friday's SUV accident in New Orleans involving Giants' safety Chad Jones.
"...New Orleans Police spokeswoman Shereese Harper said the officers who responded to the scene at just past 6 a.m. Friday on Carrolton Avenue in Mid-City interviewed Jones and the two passengers with him before he was transported to LSU Public Hospital.

?The officers on the scene had no reason to believe alcohol was involved,? Harper said.

Harper also said Jones? blood-alcohol content was never tested. Earlier reports of toxicology tests were inaccurate. Toxicology levels are measured only on the deceased.

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Yahoo! Sports Ranks Giants D-Line 3rd Best in NFL

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports took the time to rank all 32 defensive lines in the NFL and the Giants, considering all of their recent shortcomings, finished third.?

The Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens were ranked 1-2 respectively.? Other notables: Dallas (5th), Washington (9th), Philadelphia (13th) and the Jets (15th).? The Julius Peppers-less Carolina Panthers were ranked last.

Cole had this to say about the Giants' defensive front:

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Goodell To Rookies: "Protect The Shield"

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to 252 rookie players yesterday at the NFL Rookie Symposium in Carlsbad California.? He talked about the responsibility of "protecting the NFL Shield" and the behavior model he expects every NFL player to follow.

?I talked on personal conduct. I didn?t speak about anyone in particular in that case,? Goodell said. ?But I did talk about what I call protecting the shield. My job is to protect the integrity of the NFL and to make sure the game is as safe as possible.?

Goodell does this every year with the league's new entrants. The symposium is designed to assist players into acclimating from the collegiate ranks to the professional level.? Personal conduct is only one topic broached by the Commissioner. Personal finance and making good choices in general are some others.

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Doctors, Agent Are Optimistic

Chad Jones' agent and doctors are optimistic that the rookie safety, who was severely injured in a car accident two days ago, could possibly return to football as early as next season (2011).

"I'm optimistic. I would like to hope so. He's such a great athlete. I think if anybody could pull it off and come back from this, it would be Chad," his agent, Rocky Arceneaux said.
He went on to add that Jones is "100% committed to football," but left the possibility open that Jones could decide to play baseball -he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 50th round of the MLB Draft- if it's easier on his foot.

The surgery to save Jones' foot lasted seven hours, but was completed successfully by New Orleans doctors. And while I still weigh in on the pessimistic side of things, I am extremely happy to hear that Jones will at least be able to walk? again. His injuries were quite traumatic and it's a small miracle that they were able to save his lower extremities.

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Giants Starting 2010 With Key Injuries

There is a new attitude on defense and optimism on offense and a collective mantra to put the bad taste of 2009 behind them.

But the Giants still cannot escape the injury cloud that has been following them around for what now seems like an eternity. They stole a Super Bowl three seasons ago and now it is feared the football gods are making them pay for it....

For the second straight week, the Giants lost a player to a devastating injury.? Last week, WR Domenik Hixon blew out his knee on the virgin turf of the New Meadowlands Stadium.? This week, rookie safety Chad Jones nearly lost his leg in a one-vehicle auto accident.

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Questions Abound After Accident, Surgery

What happens next for the Giants' Chad Jones, now that he has emerged successfully from surgery?

The first and foremost concern, of course, is his health. Let me say right off the top how relieved we are that Chad will keep his leg and that doctors believe he may walk normally again.

But his road to recovery will be a lengthy and trying one.? The first step would be the healing of the injured leg. Everything hinges on how well that goes.

Nothing is known about that time frame because it is way too early put a time frame on it.

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Jones' Agent, Father Believe Surgery Went Well

We finally have a bit more information on Chad Jones' condition tonight. After nearly eight hours of surgery today, Jones is resting in a New Orleans hospital.

Jones' agent, Rocky Arceneaux, told the Newark Star-Ledger that Jones was resting and that the prognosis was positive.

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from Randy Rosetta / Baton Rouge Advocate

Former LSU two-sports star Chad Jones is in surgery at LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans and in guarded condition after an early-morning car accident.

Jones' father, Al Jones, said his 21-year-old son went into surgery about 10:15 a.m. for a broken left leg in the femur area. Al Jones said doctors are concerned about blood flow to the lower leg.

Various media outlets are reporting that arteries and nerves were exposed in the accident.

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Giants' Safety Sustained Severe Leg Injuries In SUV Accident

According to Ken Palmer at The Giant Insider, Giants' rookie safety Chad Jones' doctors are hopeful the promising star will keep both legs after being involved in a horrific car crash earlier today.

Jones slammed his SUV into a pole on a New Orleans street at 6:15 AM this morning, severely injuring his left leg.? WWL-TV in New Orleans reported that "Jones, 21, suffered multiple fractures to his left leg, including shattering both his tibia and fibula, and had arteries and nerves exposed after he slammed into a streetcar pole on North Carrollton Avenue heading towards Canal Street in a one-car accident."

Right now that is all the information that can be confirmed regarding Jones' condition.? We will have more as the story develops.

This is the second motor vehicle accident involving a Giants player in the past month.? On May 28th, DE Mathias Kiwanuka and his brother Benedict were involved in a motorcycle accident in Indiana.? Mathias was not hurt but his brother suffered critical injuries.

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Giants Third Round Pick In Serious Auto Accident

Update, 2:46:

Via Erin Cofiell of WAFB in Baton Rouge's?Twitter:

Ross brevosky,?#LSU baseball dir of ops just told me hes been told Chad Jones is out of surgery,did well and they think he'll keep both legs
This is obviously very good news, given the severity of the injury. ?We continue to wish Chad a healthy recovery.

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ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk has a must-read for Giants' fans?identifying five things to look for in mini-camp?as the team reports to the Meadowlands?today for the first of three mandatory camp days.

Here's a summary and some thoughts:

Middle Linebacker: Considered to be?the most watched competition in camp as Jonathan Goff, Phillip Dillard, Gerris Wilkinson, and Chase Blackburn try to convince coaches that they have what it takes to replace Antonio Pierce. Goff is said to be the early leader.

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Fewell, New Giants' Defense Make Debut In New Stadium Tuesday

The Giants' three-day mandatory mini camp begins tomorrow. If you're heading out to the New Meadowlands Stadium Tuesday for what will be an open practice, or if you simply plan to?stay home and let GFB?deliver you your?Giants' fix, here are three important storylines heading into the week:

Where there's "Fewell" there's fire: We start here because of how abysmal the defense was a year ago. As a result, Bill Sheridan is out and Fewell is in. The early reviews are great, from players and coaches. Safeties coach David Merritt summed it up best:

"He's getting after guys in a positive, constructive way," Merritt said about Fewell.?"I mean, it's a beautiful thing, it's infectious. That's what you need and that's what we need as an organization, especially on defense."

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Signing of Third Round Pick Makes K Swank a Roster Casualty

The Giants signed their third-round selection in April's draft - LSU safety Chad Jones - today to a 4-year contract. According to sources the deal is worth $2.6 million.

To make room on the roster for Jones, K Sam Swank was waived.

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On April 8th, I posted this....never thought the Giants would actually take this guy....glad they did, though...

Chad Jones of LSU is listed by many experts as a one of the top-10 safeties in this year's draft. He is an interesting prospect....

First off, he's 6'2", 230 lbs. That's a big safety, folks. Second, he can hit - hard.

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