LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today
that they have signed free agent cornerback David Jones. The Redskins
also waived/injured cornerback Chase Minnifield. If Minnifield is not
claimed off waivers, he will automatically revert to the team's
Jones (6-0, 197) was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (145th
overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Wingate (N.C.). In five NFL
seasons, he has played in 54 regular season
games with 12 starts, and recorded 75 tackles (60 solo), one
interception, 10 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 13 special
In 2011, Jones played in
the final five games of the season for the Jacksonville Jaguars,
finishing with one solo tackle and four special teams tackles. He spent
the preseason with the Jaguars before being placed
on the Reserve/Injured list on Sept. 3, eventually being waived while
designated as injured on Sept. 10. He re-signed as a free agent with the
Jaguars on Dec. 3.
collegiately at Wingate from 2003-06, where he was a two-time All-South
Atlantic Conference performer, appearing in 40 games with 28 starts. He
recorded 110 tackles and 15 interceptions, returning
three for touchdowns.
Jones was born Sept. 19, 1985, and attended Greenville (S.C.) H.S., where he finished with 10 career interceptions.
Minnifield (6-0, 185) was signed as a college free agent on May 3, 2012.