The Los Angeles Chargers announced Monday that they’ve signed the eight players to futures contracts for the 2019 season including QB Cardale Jones.
The full list includes:
- DE Patrick Afriyie
- LB Tre’Von Johnson
- QB Cardale Jones
- P Ty Long
- WR Justice Liggins
- TE Vince Mayle
- WR Andre Patton
- DB Arrion Springs
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Jones, 26, was taken in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Bills. Buffalo traded Jones to the Chargers in 2017 in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.
Jones was entering the third year of his four-year, $2.72 million rookie contract when the Chargers waived him coming out of the preseason. L.A. signed him to their practice squad after clearing waivers.
In 2016, Jones completed 6 of 11 passing attempts (54.5 percent) for 96 yards receiving and one interception.