Originally posted by 49erForLife420:
Not sure why we gave this guy a big contract last year... 1 catch in 2009... am I crazy or should this guy be cut by now?
You're crazy. We gave him a MODERATE contract because... we had a huge hole in the WR corps, they assumed/hoped/thought that Bruce was retiring, and no one thought Uncle Al was actually going to let Crabtree fall to the 9ers. Jones was one of, if not the, best FA receiver still available when they signed him.
He only had 1 catch because he never got on the field, mostly due to a shoulder injury - in the same training camp that every 9er beat writer said he was the best receiver on the field - sidelined him for quite a while and when he came back Crabtree was signed. He should play a bigger role with no Battle or Bruce, assuming he stays healthy this time.
I actually like having quality depth at the WR position. If Jones is our 3rd or 4th best receiver that is somehow a bad thing?
P.S. Cutting guys doesn't make your team better.