Cardinals signing former Jaguars WR Zay Jones, per source

Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.

Jones joins a Cardinals wide receiver room that features star rookie Marvin Harrison Jr., who was selected with the No. 4 overall pick in last month’s draft.

He had been released by the Jaguars on April 30, days after they selected wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. in the first round at No. 23.

Jones caught 116 passes for 1,144 yards and seven touchdowns in two seasons with the Jaguars, including career highs in receptions (82) and receiving yards (823) in 2022. Jones missed eight games in 2023 because of a lingering knee injury that he suffered early in the season, finishing with 34 catches for 321 yards and two touchdowns.

He was arrested in November and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after an argument with the mother of his child allegedly resulted in an injury to her neck, according to an arrest and booking report. The Florida state attorney’s office announced in March that it would not pursue charges against Jones, and the case was dropped.

Jones, 29, was a second-round draft pick by the Bills in 2017 and caught 90 passes for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns in 36 games in Buffalo. He was traded to the Raiders in October 2019 and caught 81 passes for 847 yards and two touchdowns in 43 games with that team.

ESPN’s Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.


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