Patriots claim former 2013 6th round pick Chris Jones from waivers

Chris Jones was a hero in the MAC division last season playing for Bowling Green.  He earned tons of accolades and proved his rank in the Raycom All Star Game when he had a huge tackle for loss and sack in the game.  Chris had a motor and boy was it on display in Montgomery, Alabama.  Several NFL scouts left the game amazed by his skills.  He was dominating practices and the game.  It was enough that it landed the 6’2, 320 pound defensive tackle on teams draft boards. Chris has a pretty impressive accolade sheet:

• Team Captain (2012)
• MAC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
• First-Team All-MAC (2012)
• Third-Team All-American by AP (2012)
• First-Team All-America by FWAA (2012)
• First-Team All-MAC (2011)
• Team Captain (2011)
• Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week twice (Idaho, Temple, 2011)
• Third-Team All-MAC (2010)
• National Defensive Lineman of the Week (Central Michigan, 2010)
• Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week (Central Michigan, 2010)

Chris was drafted with the 198th pick in the 6th round.  After the entire pre-season, Chris was released when the stacked Texans were making their 53 man roster.  Chris ended up getting claimed by the Bucs the next day on the waiver wire.  Well after a short stint with the Bucs, Chris was cut once again.  Today he was claimed by the New England Patriots, a team that loves their defensive tackles.  Chris reminds me of Kyle Williams from Buffalo, a very quiet, high motored guy, who gets the job done.  This is another great move by Belichick.

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