The New York Jets will release the veteran running back Thomas Jones after three seasons with the team and he will be a free agent on March 5.
The 31-year-old running back has rushed for 1,000 yards five consecutive seasons. His career he has rushed for 9,217 yards and 62 touchdowns. Here are five teams that would want his services next season.
With the release of LaDainian Tomlinson and not offering Darren Sproles a new contract, the Chargers will address the running back position this offseason. With many mock drafts having them drafting a running back like Jahvid Best, pairing the rookie with the veteran Jones would be a great replacement for LT and Sproles.
The Texans went with Steve Slaton, Ryan Moats, Chris Brown, and Arian Foster as their starting running back at least once last season. Slaton had a disappointing season with his fumbling problems and the other three are not starting caliber running backs.
The Eagles released the veteran Brian Westbrook and is need in a running back to replace him. LeSean McCoy isn't the answer and won't help them get any better.
How about coming back to the team that traded you to the Jets? The Bears running game was horrible last season especially Matt Forte. Forte had a great rookie season but he had a sophomore slump, failing to reach to 1,000 rushing yards with a 3.6 yards per carry.
Who is the starting running back of the Detroit Lions? Kevin Smith? He is a decent runnin gback with a role as the No. 2 RB. There has been rumors with LT coming to Detroit. Thomas Jones would be better than LT.