Jets to release RB Thomas Jones - [Full Article]

The New York Jets have informed running back Thomas Jones that they will release him Friday, when the new NFL year begins, general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced in a statement.

"Thomas joined us three years ago and has been a productive, passionate leader both on and off the field who has served as a positive influence for our younger players," Tannenbaum said Monday.

Jones rushed for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns last season as the Jets made the playoffs as a wild-card team. However, the team then leaned heavily on rookie Shonn Greene, who gained 304 rushing yards in three playoff games.

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