David Jones
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Jones at Redskins training camp in 2012
No. 20, 25, 31, 35
Personal information
Born: (1985-09-19) September 19, 1985 (age 37)
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Greenville (SC)
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:102
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:11
Player stats at NFL.com

David Jones (born September 19, 1985) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Wingate University and was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.

Jones was also a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins.

College career

Jones attended Wingate University, where he earned the name Jam Hands Jones. He is the first player ever from his college to be drafted to the NFL. He played between 2003 and 2006, where he made 15 interceptions and 110 tackles. He was a marketing major.

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

Jones was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.[1] He played in all five of their preseason games, but was then cut by the Saints.

Cincinnati Bengals

Jones was claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 9, 2007.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jones was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for safety Reggie Nelson and a conditional draft pick on September 4, 2010.[2] It was later announced that the conditions for the draft pick were not met, so this was a one-for-one trade.[3] Jones was released from the Jaguars on September 12, 2011. He was re-signed on December 3.[4]

Washington Redskins

On July 24, 2012, Jones signed with the Washington Redskins.[5] He was released on August 31, 2012, for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season.[6] The Redskins re-signed him on September 25.[7] After playing five games, he was waived again on November 6.[8]


  1. ^ "2007 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  2. ^ Bengals acquire safety Nelson from Jags for CB Jones, pick
  3. ^ Hobson, Geoff (January 18, 2011). "Jones eyes another comeback". Bengals.com. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Middleton to IR, Jones signed". Jaguars.com. December 3, 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (July 24, 2012). "Redskins Sign Jones, Waive Minnifield". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on July 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  6. ^ Campbell, Rich (August 31, 2012). "Redskins reducing their roster to 53 on Friday". WashingtonTimes.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  7. ^ Tinsman, Brian (September 25, 2012). "Redskins Waive Butler, Bring Back Jones". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  8. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 6, 2012). "Redskins Activate Sundberg, Clear Brown". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2012-11-07.