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Welcome back Onrea Jones

Posted by Darren Urban on September 27, 2010 – 3:55 pm

The Cardinals have brought back, yet again, wide receiver Onrea Jones. Jones, who has been with the Cards on and off since 2008, is a little insurance for a banged-up wide receiving corps. Early Doucet (hernia) is still out and Steve Breaston was limping around Monday with his bruised knee. If Breaston is troubled on game day, at least the Cards will have another veteran besides Larry Fitzgerald to lean upon.

To make room on the roster, the Cardinals released cornerback A.J. Jefferson. The Cards also cut running back Ian Johnson from the practice squad (so that’s a possible spot for Jefferson, I’d suspect).


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72 Responses to “Welcome back Onrea Jones”

  1. By TBru on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome back OJ, Can you return punts?

  2. By CZarr on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    What exactly did you do to get Whiz angry with you? He seems pretty zen to me most of the time.

  3. By Tyrelle on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, thank you!!!

  4. By BigTom on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren-

    What do you think of this? Will this really help the passing game?

  5. By RED BIRD 66 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,
    This isn’t a sign of Breaston being more hurt that they are telling us or having top secert surgery I hope. If Breaston is out with Early we are going to have to play Dan Reeves ball and try to run it down their throats next week. I think we are catching the Chargers at the right time as they are not clicking yet either. Hopefully next week we can put it together and whip the Bolts.

  6. By ALEX on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    darren of topic question but are the cards interested in acquiring trent edwards

  7. By RICHIE SPICE - BROWN SKIN (YOUTUBE) on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to comment on a statement that Darnell Dockett made when he said he would take 10 more games like that, at first I didn’t agree with him because personally you couldn’t give me 10 games like that I would’ve told you that’s alright you could keep it, I’d rather go winless than win like that.

    But if at the end of the day you win that’s all that matters, so I hope you guys continue to do whatever you have to do to win.

  8. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    CZarr –

    RE: Whiz irritated

    I fumble too much.

  9. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Big Tom –

    RE: OJ Jones

    I think he is here because Breaston and Doucet are banged up.

  10. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Alex –

    RE: Trent Edwards

    Doubt it.

  11. By Zapp on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren

    Do know if the Cards have shown any interest in bringing in Trent Edwards as a possible back up/insurance policy to DA. Or a trade for Kolb

  12. By jason on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren-

    off topic, sorry, but do you know what is going on with Gabe Watson?

    is he in the dog house for some reason or do you see him get a chance to play

    soon. it seemed like he had a good offseason and training camp, just wondering

    were he stands.

    thanks you for your time.

  13. By BLOOD RED on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,
    Does Jones return punts or is this strictly recieving move?Really happy to see Jones back.He is going to be a good reciever in NFL.Always liked his ball skills.Congrats Jones!Thanks

  14. By redseafan85 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    darren- can stephen williams return punts?

  15. By DRC#1FAn on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think Trent Edwards wants to be around Adub. After all, Trent was doin good leading the 5 and 0 Bills before Adbu knocked him out for the year. He hasn’t been the same since.

  16. By BLOOD RED on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,
    Does Hall have the deep ball arm?Skelton does right?I think Skelton is going to take more time to develope, but will be the man once he learns more.He has the size and arm strength to be a very good QB for cards.How do you view Skelton vs. Hall long term?Thanks

  17. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe we can trade PR Hyphen for McNabb, Vick/Kolb and sign Edwards. Plus bring back Leinart, start Hall and trade Anderson for the late George Blanda. I know this site has young posters that are more attuned to Madden than the NFL, but Jiminy Crickett!
    That being said, now to my own ignorance. How about bringing Marshay Green off the PS to return punts( I was going to say replaced by Jefferson, but how about Komar or Roberts). He was getting plenty of reps during training camp and could spell Toler, who’s the second leading tackler in the league.

  18. By hebrew on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, don/t you think that we could get maximum production out of the offense with Max? He could’t do much worse than Derilict Anderson!

  19. By Kevin on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Who has been starting at TE the last 2 weeks?? How are they looking? Thanks!

  20. By Cardsrep928 on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Edwards and Kolb are you guys serious? Anderson is our guy this season deal with it…Next in line for the throne is Skelton

  21. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Jason –

    RE: Watson

    I think Watson sitting has less to do with Gabe and more to do with the reality the coaches prefer Bryan Robinson right now (the rookie Dan Williams is going to be in there regardless).

  22. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Blood –

    RE: Onrea

    OJ does not return punts.

  23. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Redseafan –

    RE: Williams and PR

    No. He has returned kicks but not punts.

  24. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Blood –

    RE: Hall v Skelton

    Skelton clearly has better physical tools — a bigger arm, more size, similar mobility. But we all know that’s not all that goes into being a QB. I think we are a long way from knowing exactly what kind of NFL QB either will be.

  25. By Eazy E on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    We need gabe active because our run defense has been shaky to start the year and no more wr injuries please or we might need to make a call to san diego for vincent jackson before we play them. Open it up for Fitz, the best in the game.

  26. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Kevin –

    RE: Ben Patrick and Stephen Spach are splitting time and Patrick has made a couple of catches.

  27. By Big Red on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Get rid of #12 from back there in the punting returns. No hands, no brain.

  28. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, in your opinion are the 49ers panicking with the Raye dismissal? 0-3 will probably do that to you, but they have a fairly easy midseason schedule.
    And could some pundits be halfway correct when they said the ‘Hawks could win the division? They have an easier ride than SF and AZ and the after bye game with them could suddenly be troublesome.
    Correction on the Toler tackling stat, I guess I was looking at something else.

  29. By Darren Urban on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    AndyStands –

    RE: Niners

    We won’t know if it is panic until the Niners play the next couple games.

    As for the Seahawks, I still wonder. Can they win the division? At this point, anyone can, the way these teams are playing. But it took two KOR for TDs to beat the Chargers. That’s a break they won’t get often.

  30. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Kinda like 3 missed FGs including a chip shot from a guy that kicked a 61 yarder in practice?

  31. By Tbru on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    So let me see if I follow cardinals fans logic. DA was a mediocre QB on a bad team who got released. After winning 2 of three games including a divisional game, we want to replace him with Trent Edwards, a mediocre qb on a bad team that just got released?

    Ok granted our play including the qb position is worse than our record indicates, I am am not completely drinking the kool aid but what would we gain with Edwards? How in sync is he with Fitz? Does he make the line better? Can he heel Early and Steve? Can he return punts?

    I would rather play a rook, than someone with the same pedigree as Anderson. I hope DA improves, I think he will. But at this point of the season, their aren’t many better options out there.

  32. By noize on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome back O.J., can you play at QB?

  33. By Brad ONeill on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Welcome back OJ, i really thought he was close to making the team last year and just got put on the back burner by the unbelievable play of stephen williams in the preseason.

    for those thinking Hall would be great you should look back at preseason remember how fantastic stephen williams was doing? well now that the season is on us we are seeing that he is playing like a rookie.

    THat is not a knock on hall or williams it is just the reality of the league. It is very difficult for a rookie to succeed at any position but the qb position is almost impossible. sam Bradford looks like he may be an exception but then again he was the first overall pick and he went into a situation where 1 win and 2 losses is considered a success.

  34. By Brad ONeill on Sep 27, 2010 | Reply

    Darren- is there any chance at all that the cards could pick up jimmy Raye to help develop our quarterbacks? i know Whiz likes calling his own plays so as much as i would love to see a dedicated offensive coordinator running the offense, i know that slot isn’t available, but it seems our qbs could use a little guidance from a sage like Raye.

    I know it hasnt exactly worked out in san fran.but I just have to think a guy like him would have a lot of skills the cards could put to use.

  35. By Jimmy P. on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    “Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald expresses disbelief after he and quarterback Derek Anderson CAN hook up during Sunday’s win against Oakland.” typo darren. it should be can’t

  36. By beenwithufromthebeginning on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey ok.. now Beanie dropped balls and was made to carry em right.. 12 needs to have to catch anything thrown at him and learn to let a ball go that is not to be caught… the end zone at least puts us on the 20 yard line.. doncha know..

  37. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren is OJ jones still suspended til after the Chargers Game? didn’t he get 4 games earlier from the NFL? or someone else on are team? An I hope AJ Jefferson make it to the Practice Squad! He is a freak an hope he don’t get picked up by any other team!

  38. By Tinted Facemask Visor on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    Are there any proven veteran WR free agents available? Or any veteran punt returners?

    How fast did it take to get injuries to the WR group??? Once Boldin was gone, and replaced with Roberts, the depth was over because Breaston and Doucet are always hurt and Fitz was due after having good health for so long.

  39. By Peter in Canada on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren- Don’t you think that it is too late to bring in a QB from outside the organization? Anderson is still finding it difficult to click with the WR’s and he has had all year to learn. Also wouldn’t they have to carry 4 QB’s on the roster at least for a while if a new one came in because they are determined to keep Hall and Skelton?

  40. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Brad –

    RE: Raye

    The Cards have a quarterbacks coach. His name is Chris Miller.

  41. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Jimmy P –

    RE: Typo

    Crap. Thanks for the heads up.

  42. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren what do u think of Richard Tillman? http://deadspin.com/5649107/

  43. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Trigidy –

    RE: OJ Jones

    You are thinking of Ed Gant, who was suspended.

  44. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Tinted –

    RE: WR

    The Cards chose to bring back OJ, so that answers what they might have been looking at on the market.

  45. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Peter –

    RE: Outside QB

    I do think that, if Whiz decided to make a QB change at some point, it has to be Hall. I don’t see how you bring in an outside guy to be a starter at this point, correct. And as for the latter point, yes, they’d probably have to cut a QB.

  46. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Trigidy –

    RE: Richard Tillman

    I think he has the right to express his opinion.

  47. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks, Darren Ed Gant i knew it was a WR just not sure what one!

  48. By Peter in Canada on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Thanx Darren -so that should end the questions about picking up other teamm’s QB cuts and we get behind Anderson and hope he can do the job.

  49. By kauaicardsfan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Since DA is our QB right now, with today’s technologies cant we go through some of the Sports science testing to see why he is so inconsistent on the throws, have the films he has been throwing good pass vs bad passes and figure this out? I mean there are only so much things to check right?
    Foot work, hand release, touch on passes?
    Grant it some of it has to do with presser and timing but its not like he is a rookie, I think unfortunately he may be what we see already and we have to admit, it is what it is, and hang on for this 2010 ride?

  50. By Brad ONeill on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren- regarding chris miller- i was just thinking with 2 rookies and a starter that needs a lot of attention a little extra help might be in order.

  51. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    The Lions, Browns and Panthers say no’ to Trent Edwards next up Whiners an sea chickens. Edwards is scared to be picked up by the Whiners an have to face ADUB twice a year wearing the wrong color? Trent’s all ready thinking if Whiners pick me up i can pull a coffee! Go BigRed time to turn the Lights off in San Diego Flip the Switch on SD!

  52. By paul lantz on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Why do the coaches allow punt returners to field punts inside the 10 yd. line…this has been a problem and causes the offense horrible field position…you scratch your head if this is allowed at the high school level…I think Komar fielded one at the 3 or 4 yard line vs. Rams and reversed field into the end zone…..unreal?

  53. By D Kerry on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Punt Returns.
    I don’t care who you are, when you line up 60 plus yards away there is no way you are going to catch a 40 yard punt. Where was the special teams coach after the first blunder??
    Maybe Roberts can return punts if he’s taught where to line up.

  54. By Voice of Reason on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    It appears I must come to the rescue, as the Voice of Reason.

    1. We need help at the quarterback position. This is such a terrible division, that I would literally take any of the three Raiders quarterbacks over the starter we have. Less than 50% completion percentage is inexcusable.

    2. Gabe Watson needs to be activated, even if it means Bryan Robinson isn’t. The guy has never been a nose tackle, and he just can’t hold up the middle as a NT in a 3-4 base set should. I agree we should keep him around, but not at the expense of the run defense.

    3. Two punt mistakes last week were also inexcusable. After the second one, I literally would have had no return guy and rushed everybody. The 5 or so yards you get after the catch aren’t worth what became last week a very real risk that the punt is little more than a long pass play for the opposing offense. Again, just can’t happen.

    4. Joey Porter looked as good as he has all season, but still about 40% of what he should be. He needs to set the nasty tone on this defense, and while he is improving, he isn’t close to where he needs to be. Right now, he’s Chike Okeafor.

    5. Back to quarterback — because it needs to be mentioned twice. Anderson just doesn’t have the accuracy one needs to be a marginal game manager in the NFL. Let’s think about where we are now. Terrible division where, miraculously, we still have every opportunity to win it. Yet we’re likely to lose it because of shoddy quarterback play. Jeff Garcia would win this division for us. So would Marc Bulger, Kerry Collins, Jason Campbell, Charlie Batch, or Tim Rattay. Think about it — insane as it sounds it is true.

    It is not too early to do something to take this crappy division. Go get a veteran quarterback that we know is smart enough to manage a game. Nothing spectacular — just the ability to throw in Fitzgerald’s vicinity. Jeff Garcia could come in on Wednesday, start on Sunday, and this team would win 10 games in this division.

  55. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Kauai –

    RE: Anderson

    They can do those things but in the end, again, he may just be what he is.

  56. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Brad –

    RE: Raye

    Understood. But I don’t think it’s happening.

  57. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Paul –

    RE: PR

    They don’t. Every punt returner on every level is supposed to know that you don’t catch the punt inside the 10. But as coaches, you can’t force a player to do something when he is on the field.

    In both cases, I think Komar and Roberts made their plays after messing up earlier, and they were desperate to make up for it. Both made mistakes.

  58. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Give it up for Paris Lenon 13th in tackles tied with Patrick Willis an Greg Toler 22nd! tied with Brian Urlacher An last night they were saying what a great year Urlacher was having. Got to love are rookie Daryl Washington 56th on list.Kerry Rhodes,#86 Darnell Dockett,#94 Trying to get to 90th to match is jersey number! Clark Haggans,#159 DRC#188 Congrats Adrian Wilson, you broke the 200 mark! An last took a lot of Digging back on page 12 or something Welcome Joey Bust” Porter,226th just under Charles woodson an Woodson don’t tackle?? ps Sad thing was AJ hawk was 121 aj hawk lol Lets Get it together D!! Wake-up joey! u called the Meeting on yourself?? or the three that talked? ADUB? 9-0?

  59. By Voice of Reason on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    And incidentally, I do realize that Bulger, Collins, Campbell and Batch are all under contract. But while I would imagine a draft pick would pry any one of them loose, I only named them as an illustration that there are options out there and the season can be salvaged yet.

  60. By R Robles on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    QB Change why dont we go after Chad in MIA Or put hall in see what he gots I have a bad feeling this seasons gonna be thrown away

  61. By TBru on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    If they do look at adding a veteran QB, and not saying they will. I am sure Skelton will have an unfortunate accident with a mysterious injury that will put him on the IR

  62. By Tyrelle on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Why do the Cardinals insist on keeping stuff away from the fans. Now this have made the Chargers game tough on us. Breaston had surgery is what I am hearing. If we have another Atlanta game with an average SD team, some changes need to be made.

  63. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren is it True? Steve Breaston is out for at least “the next couple of games” after having a torn meniscus in his knee repaired on Tuesday. An Trent Edwards is a Jag so back to Klob trade talk??? How about David Garrard?? as the next Cards Starting QB?? lol

  64. By BLOOD RED on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not gonna sit here and say DA is doing well,we all know he is not.I do believe he will get better under millers advice(just like Kurt if you guys don’t remember).He just needs to take a little off the balls to wide open guys and scan field for the other (wide open)guys.Lean on Beanie N Tim and we will be fine,and PLEASE throw some deep balls to FITZ the best in NFL!!Give the man a shot n keep him happy!Pound the ROCK N ROLL REDBIRDS!!!!

  65. By BLOOD RED on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Oh yeah,Darren thanks for the answer to the QB questions!

  66. By Dre on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    tRiGiDy22–

    Re: Paris Lenon

    You know we are 31st in rush defense, right…you want to pat someone on the back of tackling down feild. Mcfadden had 7.0 yard per carry in the first half of the Raiders game. In total the Cards are give up 146 rush yds per game.

    Rush Defense Placement

    #1 Chicago 39.7 rush yds per game

    #15 San Fran. 111.3 rush yds per game

    #31 Arizona 146 rush yds per game

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