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The Chargers are releasing QB Cardale Jones

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 31: Cardale Jones #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 31: Cardale Jones #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers have finally come to their senses and are releasing QB Cardale Jones.

The Los Angeles Chargers kept Cardale Jones on the roster for the first round of cuts, but he wasn’t able to last. The Chargers decided to release Jones off of the roster today:

The #Chargers are releasing QB Cardale Jones, source said.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2018

There was no reason to keep Jones on the roster and with the team signing Antonio Gates, he was the perfect person to put out on the open market to make the space for Gates. I don’t know if he is eligible to be placed on the practice squad, but that could be an option for the team.

Jones was the backup last year with the Chargers and had a whole year with the playbook and could have proved that he could be a potential playmaker during the preseason. He wasn’t able to show any value on the field though.

Every time he dropped back for a pass it seemed like he was going to get sacked or he was going to rocket a ball that should have been given a little more touch. He also had a tendency to tuck the ball and scamper for some yards down the field. With Jones at quarterback, we might as well just put a bunch of offensive linemen on the field, because he wasn’t going to complete a bunch of passes while he was out there.

Coach Lynn seemed to love having Jones on the roster, but his influence wasn’t enough to keep him around up to week 1. What other roster moves will the team make before the start of the season? Will they look to bring in Johnathan Hankins to help out the middle of the defensive line? That would be a move that Charger Nation would love!

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