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The reports coming out about the nature of the injury sadly don’t sound good whatsoever.
Getting a bunch of texts from scouts at UW & it sounds like Sidney Jones suffered a significant lower leg injury. Feel terrible for him.
Jones, who started his UW career as a true freshman in 2014, emerged over the last couple of years as a talented cornerback prospect in the NFL Draft. He finished his UW career with 105 total tackles, and 8.5 tackles for loss. Various mock drafts project Jones to be taken in the first round, and CBS Sports projected him going 22nd overall to the Miami Dolphins following his NFL Combine last week.
You hate to see a talented prospect like this go down with an injury, especially after finishing the combine healthy. Hopefully, this injury doesn’t affect where he lands too much.
He spent three years with the Patriots and became a fan favorite thanks to his ability to produce in every facet of the game as a running back. Though he never developed into a surefire top runner, his versatility led him to a pair of contracts worth $9 million in total with the Chargers.
Woodhead’s tenure in San Diego has been marred by unfortunate injuries. Two of his last three seasons have ended in September thanks to lower body issues, including a broken ankle in 2014. Though his absence last fall was mitigated by Melvin Gordon’s breakout year, his talent was missed. The Chargers went 4-9 in games decided by eight points or fewer in 2016.
Now, he’ll be in Baltimore trying to help Joe Flacco make the Ravens’ offense elite.