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Jets players not happy about the upcoming release of Jones

The release of popular running back Thomas Jones has not sat well with some of the current Jets, who say they are displeased with the move that will be made Friday to release the 1400+ yard back.

“I can tell you, it’s not going to be a popular move in the locker room,” an unidentified player told the New York Daily News. “We loved T.J. The man loved the game and put it all on the line only to get dumped after his best season. I think you should reward players for performance. You dump him but give Vernon (Gholston) another shot? Doesn’t make sense.”

Gholston was the overall No. 6-overall pick of the 2008 draft, and to date has been a huge bust. Jones set career highs in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns last year. “A passionate guy like that, with the intensity he brought at certain points in the game, it ignited sparks in everybody,” guard Brandon Moore told the Daily News. “You would’ve liked to have kept a guy like that.”

Right tackle Damien Woody(notes) added: “Some players bring things to the table that you can’t put a price on, and T.J. is one of those guys.”


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