Thomas Jones has found a new home -- and it didn't take long.

Jones, waived by the Jets Friday, reportedly inked a two-year, $5-million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs today. This now officially ends any speculation that the Jets and Jones might re-unite.

Personally, I never bought the whole "he may come back thing" after he was released. Jones is an extremely prideful guy and it's hard for me to believe that he'd stand firm on taking a paycut, then all of the sudden end up signing for less money with the same team that spurned him and didn't want to pay him his $5.8 million salary to be a backup to Shonn Greene.

Jones, five months away from turning 32, will form a tandem with Jamaal Charles, who led the Chiefs in rushing this past season. He ran for 1,120 yards and seven touchdowns on 190 carries.

Jones, as you know, had a career year, running for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns -- both personal bests. A veteran presence in the locker room who was well-liked among his teammates, Jones ran for 3,833 yards and 28 touchdowns on 931 carries, and caught 74 passes for 472 yards and three touchdowns in his three seasons with the Jets.

His departure leaves the Jets with only Greene and Leon Washington, a restricted free agent who's reportedly drawing interest from the 49ers, as proven backs on their roster. They also have Chauncey Washington, a former teammate of Mark Sanchez's who was signed off the Cowboys' practice squad in December.

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Kerry Rhodes took aim at the Jets in a radio interview on 1050 ESPN's "Michael Kay Show" this afternoon.

Sorry, but Rhodes had every opportunity to sound off during his introductory press conference in Tempe, Ariz. yesterday and today's interview comes off as weak in my mind. Why not say this stuff yesterday?

Seems like he knew he was going to be on in the New York market, so he saved all his bullets for today. Personally, this is an old story for me. Rhodes is no longer a Jet and we've addressed his new status. Nothing to see here.

Time to move on.


Speaking of moving on, apparently that's what LB Marques Murrell is doing. The special teamer agreed to terms with the rival Patriots today.


The Jets are reportedly scheduled to host Browns free agent S Brodney Pool tomorrow.