Time was right for Texans to part with Jones

May, 1, 2012
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When I saw him in mid-April, Jacoby Jones said he would happily mentor a Texans’ receiver draft pick. He also sounded like a guy who knew he could be on the way out.

And according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have released the receiver and return man after drafting two receivers: Ohio State’s DeVier Posey in the third round (68th overall) and Michigan State’s Keshawn Martin in the fourth round (121st overall).

It was time.

While Jones showed flashes, his ability to disappear and make costly mistakes isn’t worth waiting for the peaks in his game.

He wasn’t going to be worth the scheduled $3 million base salary he was due this season.

Undoubtedly he will get a chance somewhere, likely for a deal at a minimum base salary with incentives.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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