Raiders release Chandler Jones after troubling arrest and social media outbursts

There could be no other end to his situation Chandler Jones was released by the Raiders.

   The Las Vegas Raiders released defensive end Chandler Jones after he was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on suspicion of violating a temporary domestic violence protective order. The decision was confirmed by a league source who spoke with ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday. Jones, who has been out of a job with the Raiders since Labor Day weekend, made several social media posts directed at the team, owner Mark Davis, general manager Dave Ziegler and coach Josh McDaniels. The Raiders placed Jones on the non-football injury/disability list on September 20.

   The 33-year-old posted on social media earlier this week that he was hospitalized last week “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department and later transferred to a behavioral health facility. He also made several posts on social media on Thursday, including several live videos in which he was seen pondering various topics while sitting outside his home.
The Raiders will release DE Chandler Jones, who was arrested yesterday in Las Vegas after a tumultuous week, according to a league source. Jones has been out since Labor Day weekend with the Raiders and was placed on the NFI list on September 20.

   He was arrested after he allegedly violated… Show more In a statement released Friday, the Raiders said they “hope Chandler Jones gets the treatment he needs. Our thoughts are with him, his family and everyone involved.” Jones was in the second season of a three-year, $51 million contract signed last year.

   His release leaves the Raiders with about $12 million in dead money against the salary cap in both 2023 and 2024 when the team restructured Jones’ contract in March to create more cap space. Casio MTP-V005D-2B5UDF Men’s Blue Dial Triple Bracelet Small Watch Jones has a serious problem It is unclear if the Raiders are trying to recoup money previously paid to Jones, which would be allowed because he is on the NFI list. Jones posted bond Friday and is due back in court Dec. 4, according to Clark County court records. The decision to release Jones surprises many fans and analysts who expected the Raiders to work with Jones to resolve his personal issues and get him back on the field. Jones then burned them in his backyard and posted videos of himself doing so.

   Paul Gutierrez of ESPN noted that “Jones’ release is a stunning development for a Raiders team that has relied on him to be a vital part of their defense this season. The team now faces significant salary cap space as they move forward without him.” Despite the challenges facing the team, Gutierrez believes the Raiders made the right decision.

   “Due to the seriousness of the charges against Jones, it was unlikely that he would be able to return to the field any time soon,” he said. – The team had no choice but to cut ties with him and move on.

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