Redskins coach Jay Gruden benched RB Matt Jones after a 20-17 loss to Detroit, in which he fumbled for the eighth time in his young career while fighting for extra yards just shy of the goal line. He was ruled inactive for the remainder of the season.
Heading into April's draft, the Redskins reportedly shopped Jones for a trade. Getting no offers, they used their fourth-round pick on Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, sending another signal that Jones didn't figure in their plans in 2017.
Related players: Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, Mack Brown, Keith Marshall
The story said the team will carry six running backs into training camp this month: Jones, incumbent starter Rob Kelley, Perine, third-down specialist Chris Thompson, Mack Brown and rookie Keith Marshall. Jones' ball control issues likely have cost him a significant role this year the way it looks now.