The Arizona Cardinals continue to shuffle the deck in their running back room with starter James Conner still on the injured reserve (IR). The Cardinals have re-signed running back Tony Jones to the practice squad and, in a corresponding move, released quarterback Jeff Driskel.
Arizona Cardinals have re-signed RB Tony Jones Jr. to the practice squad and released QB Jeff Driskel from the PS.
— Bo Brack (@BoBrack) October 20, 2023
Arizona has played musical chairs with their running backs since Conner went down, signing Tony Jones from the New Orleans Saints and inking former Super Bowl champ Damien Williams to the active roster. Jones played four games with the Saints this season, rushing 21 times for 70 yards and two scores. He also caught four of six targets, tallying 21 receiving yards and no touchdowns.
Tony Jones: NFL Career
Tony Jones, an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame, signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2020. The five-foot-eleven running back had just three carries during his rookie campaign but registered 54 rushing attempts for 142 yards in 2021.
Jones spent time with the Saints and the Seattle Seahawks in 2022 but played a reserve role on both squads. The 25-year-old scored his first NFL touchdown this season as a partial fill-in for the suspended Alvin Kamara.
Arizona Cardinals: Running Back Room Outlook
The Arizona Cardinals used a trio of running backs in their Week 6 loss against the Los Angeles Rams. Second-year vet Keaontay Ingram received ten carries for 40 yards, while the newly acquired Damien Williams totted the rock eight times for 36 yards. Rookie Emari Demarcado was limited to just two carries after posting 45 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 6.
Tony Jones figures to be a depth piece for the Cardinals heading into Sunday’s clash with the Seattle Seahawks. With bell-cow James Conner expected to miss at least three more weeks, Jones would be the next man out if Ingram, Williams, or Demarcado were injured.