Houston Texans Rookie Dwight Jones Tells Team He’s Done With Football
Undrafted rookie wide receiver Dwight Jones was reportedly the only Houston Texans player not present for the start of OTAs on Tuesday, and his absence was classified as voluntary. Head coach Gary Kubiak suggested Jones was ”struggling”, but now further reports have said Jones has told the team he no longer wants to play football and barring a change of heart or the team convincing him to stick around his NFL career will end before it starts.
Jones had a very productive senior season at North Carolina in 2011, with 85 receptions for 1,196 yards and 12 touchdowns as he earned Second Team All-ACC honors, but questions about his work ethic and poor showings at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine led to him not being drafted. Jones also had a fairly productive junior season (62 catches, 946 yards, four touchdowns) to begin to land on the radar of NFL scouts and pick up some steam as a potential draft pick.
Jones has the size (6’3″, 226 lbs.) and skill set to succeed in the NFL, but he will certainly have to work hard to get another chance in the league if he has a change of heart about being through with football.