Cardale Jones traded to the Chargers for late-round pick

Bills send QB Cardale Jones to Chargers on eve of camp

The Los Angeles Chargers have a new potential backup quarterback behind Philip Rivers after making a trade with the Buffalo Bills to acquire Cardale Jones.

We've traded QB Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional draft pick.

Jones, a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, appeared in only one game during his rookie season.

Jones will be reunited with Anthony Lynn, the Chargers' new head coach who began last season as Buffalo's running backs coach, before becoming interim offensive coordinator in Week 3 (after Greg Roman's dismissal), and interim head coach in Week 17 (after Rex Ryan's dismissal). Jones was notably underutilized during team activities and minicamp in Buffalo.


Jones arrived on the team as an ultra-raw prospect with a strong arm, but little else in the way of accuracy, consistency or pocket awareness.

"He's the type of quarterback you want waiting on the runway", Lynn said on the team's website. It was an easy decision for the Chargers, and one that could pay dividends if Jones can develop into a good quarterback down the road.

Peterman threw 47 touchdowns in his final two years with the Pitt Panthers, and with Taylor on the ropes going forward, the kid may get an opportunity this year.

The Buffalo Bills made a decision to part ways with Jones for what was originally reported as a "late" conditional pick according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, who was the first to report on the transaction Wednesday. He completed 6 of 11 passes for 96 yards and an interception in Buffalo's season finale. The depth chart includes starter Tyrod Taylor, 2017 fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman and free-agent signing T.J. Yates.

Share

Related News

  • Vatican Shuts Off Historical Fountains Amid Italy Drought

    Vatican Shuts Off Historical Fountains Amid Italy Drought

    Vatican Radio said all of Vatican City's fountains will go dry, including those in its gardens, to help save water. The Vatican began turning off its fountains due to an ongoing drought in Italy, the BBC reported Tuesday.
    IL  unemployment rate up slightly despite job growth

    IL unemployment rate up slightly despite job growth

    During June, Virginia's labor force expanded for the 15th consecutive month to 4.31 million, a new record. Job losses were experienced in Educational & Health Services (-100) and Construction (-500).
    Next month's eclipse visible in WNY

    Next month's eclipse visible in WNY

    It's one of the most exciting and rare events of 2017, and it only lasts a few minutes. "You can see the darkness approaching". Even if you live in New York , Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago or Atlanta, you will go slightly dark.
  • Tillerson not quitting, says bond with Trump good

    Tillerson not quitting, says bond with Trump good

    It is customary to list "no public appointments" when a secretary is on a personal vacation، according to The Associated Press. Tillerson's time away from Washington also comes at a precarious time for worldwide relations. "He recognizes that.
    US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel in Arabian Gulf

    US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessel in Arabian Gulf

    The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is a paramilitary force that answers directly to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the incident.
    Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

    Kyrie Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him

    But obviously there are some things I'm pretty sure our organization wants to do, and we'll go from there. Regardless of those solid numbers, the unreliable Rose was not the answer to New York's point guard woes.
  • Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

    Israeli security forces installed metal detectors at Al Aqsa Mosque in response to the attack , sparking protests . The Waqf refused to ascend the Temple Mount after the installation of the metal detectors and security cameras.
    Minneapolis police chief: Woman shot by officer 'didn't have to die'

    Minneapolis police chief: Woman shot by officer 'didn't have to die'

    Noor could still be forced to if police ordered a "garrity" - where an employee can be ordered to give a statement. He recently represented Philando Castile's mother in a lawsuit over the police shooting death of her son.
    Sears will sell Kenmore products on Amazon

    Sears will sell Kenmore products on Amazon

    Alexa is popping up in more and more smart home devices, as Amazon makes a play to become the voice-controlled home operating system.
  • Captain Marvel time period and villain revealed

    Captain Marvel time period and villain revealed

    They've nearly certainly got one, and it's likely a big one that will have repercussions throughout the entire MCU. After this version of the Kree/Skrull war is wrapped up, Captain Marvel has to get back home to Earth.
    Charlie Gard: Parents face 'backlash' over hospital threats

    Charlie Gard: Parents face 'backlash' over hospital threats

    They have been subjected to abuse online, in the street and in the hospital itself, said Great Ormond Street chief Mary MacLeod. MacLeod said families visiting other ill children have also been "harassed and discomforted" on the grounds of the hospital.

    Jobless rates fall below 4 pct. in nearly half US states

    The state added more than 10,000 private sector jobs in June, compared to May, maintaining the unemployment level at 3.0 percent. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are Wilcox at 13.5 percent, Clarke at 10.6 percent and Perry at 10.2 percent.