COURTESY: THE TENNESSEAN
Eventually, he might get his wish.
Jones was suspended in April 2007 after a string of off-the-field incidents. Last month, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he had no plans to reinstate Jones anytime soon.
Goodell indicated he planned to review the case again closer to the opening of training camps in July. Manny Arora, Jones’ attorney and agent, had said he planned to ask Goodell to re-examine the matter leading up to the April 26-27 NFL Draft. There’s at least a possibility Goodell would allow a trade to take place if the Titans are able to work out a deal with another team.
So what would be fair compensation for Jones?
Barely a week ago, receiver Troy Williamson, the seventh pick in the 2005 draft, was traded from Minnesota to Jacksonville for a sixth-round pick in April’s draft. Jones was selected just one spot ahead of Williamson in the same draft.
The Titans would argue Jones has more upside on the field. Other teams, of course, certainly are pointing to his troubles off it.