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Redskins RB Matt Jones Skipping OTAs, Doesn’t Appear To Be In Team’s Plans

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Redskins RB Matt Jones will not be in attendance for the team’s OTAs. According to Rapoport, Jones doesn’t appear to be part of Washington’s plans.

During the recent draft, the Redskins had Jones on the trading block but were unable to complete a deal.

Washington used a fourth-round pick on Samaje Perine and appear to be comfortable moving forward with Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown as their other options at the position.

Jones, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Redskins back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.952 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $639,113 in 2017.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Jones would free up $489,146 in available cap space while creating $299,708 in dead money.

In 2016, Jones has appeared in seven games and rushed for 490 yards on 144 carries (3.4 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 304 yards receiving and four total touchdowns.