Jones, 26, met with both the Eagles and Patriots last week. There wasn’t a lot of interest in him during the first few months of free agency, so it seems likely that he’ll have to earn a role as a change-of-pace back in the Eagles new offense. As of now, he’ll likely have to hold off Chris Polk and undrafted free agent Miguel Maysonet for the No. 3 running back job.
We had Jones listed as the No. 15 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.
Rapoport adds that the plan is for Jones to workout for the Patriots at some point.
He visited with the Eagles on Tuesday, so there finally appears to be some interest building in his services. Either team is unlikely to offer him a solid role given the talent that they currently have at running back on their respective rosters.
Jones, a former first-round pick, has found almost no interest on the open market this offseason. He did visit with the Bengals back in April, but they chose to draft Giovanni Bernard out of North Carolina in the second-round of the recent draft.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously mentioned that he’s open to re-signing Jones, but there’s been no indication that this is still something that the team is considering.
As for the Eagles, they currently have LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown as their top-two running backs as they head into training camp. They also signed undrafted RB Miguel Maysonet in recent weeks, so this could be them doing their due diligence regarding available free agents.