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Jones had 31 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. On special teams, he averaged 22.1 yards on seven kickoff returns. The yearlong ban in 2007 and six-week suspension in 2008 contributed to Jones playing below expectations, Robinson said.
"Being off a year is certainly going to affect most every athlete," Robinson said. "I think he made good strides through training camp and through the first few games, and then I think his six-game suspension did knock him back a little bit."
When Jones was traded to Dallas in April, Tennessee received a fourth-round draft pick. The Titans were also supposed to get a sixth-rounder next year, but because Jones was suspended again, Dallas will instead receive a fifth-round pick in 2009.
Before coming to Dallas, Jones was arrested six times and involved in 12 instances requiring police intervention after Tennessee drafted him in the first round in 2005.
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