Raiders Release QB Landry Jones

The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones, according to a team announcement. The move will make room for tight end Erik Swoope, who agreed to sign with the club this week. 

Jones signed with the Raiders in March with hopes of finding a spot on the depth chart behind starter Derek Carr and backup Mike Glennon. Apparently, the Raiders prefer Nathan Peterman to Jones, who was once viewed as one of the league’s best No. 2 QBs.

The Steelers dropped Jones last September after he spent five seasons as Ben Roethlisberger‘s backup. He’ll likely latch on somewhere else, but probably won’t get much in the way of financial guarantees.

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10 comments on “Raiders Release QB Landry Jones

  1. Ironman_4life

    So far Jones has $5,238,000 in earnings. Pocket change to the rest of you.

    • connfyoozed

      From a Steeler fan: he never was one of the better #2s, but he was at least seen as average for a backup at one time. I’ve never been a fan of Jones myself, but I’ll be honest, I’m a bit surprised that he hasn’t kept a job since leaving the Steelers.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Dairy Queen may have a job opening for Jones now that Le’Veon Bell is no longer available.

  2. whipmaster

    Jones couldn’t beat out Nathan Peterman for the 3rd QB spot. That should tell him that it is time to retire

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