WASHINGTON — Either defensive lineman Arthur Jones put more effort into his Halloween costume than anyone else, or he’s the newest member of the Washington Redskins.
The former Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens was reportedly working out at the team’s facilities on Tuesday and posted a picture of himself holding a Redskins helmet of the Ashburn lobby with the team’s Super Bowl trophies in the background.
If that wasn’t evidenced enough, his caption sounds like someone who is motivated to be back in the NFL:
As of posting, the team has yet to confirm the move, or who would be leaving the 53-man roster.
Jones was a rising defensive prospect in Baltimore and played a key role on their 2012 Super Bowl team. He walked after a solid 2013 season and signed a five-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts worth $30 million.
His time in Indy, however, was marred by inconsistent play, injuries and league discipline.
He played just nine games in 2014, starting three. He suffered an ankle injury before the 2015 season and spent it on injured reserve. He started the 2016 season suspended for performance-enhancing drugs.
He would play and start eight games upon his return before a groin injury wiped out the end of his 2016 season.
He was released near the start of the league year on March 24. He did not appear in training camp and has not seen the football field since last December.
He is a major reclamation project, but almost certainly a low-risk signing. The Redskins are battered on both the offensive and defensive lines so even a raw Jones will be a welcome addition.