The Bengals recently signed former Arkansas power forward Matt Jones to a 1 year deal. Last year, he played as many snaps as me. In four years in Jacksonville, his career high in catches was 41. He quite likely had (has?) a cocaine problem. But hey, at least he's a hellacious athlete, right? Take it away, Jason Cole:
Sadly, the word from two team sources is that neither of the Joneses figures to make it back to the NFL in the regular season based on their condition. Matt Jones, a 6-foot-6, 218-pounder who once ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, didn’t exactly impress the football people with the Bengals despite getting signed.
“It was one of the worst workouts I have ever seen,” one of the sources said. “I don’t care how fast his 40 time is or was, he’s a slow-twitch athlete.”
What that means is that Jones, who is a repeat offender in the NFL’s substance abuse program and did not play in 2009, doesn’t move very quickly over short areas, such as the 10- and 20-yard areas where most pass routes are run.
So, apparently the philosophy is:
Step 1: Work out Matt Jones
Step 2: Watch as work out goes horribly
Step 3: Sign Matt Jones anyways, rendering the point of the workout moot
Step 4: ???
Step 5: PROFIT!!!