October 15, 1994 |
In a brief exchange last spring, the New York Giants withdrew their contract offer to offensive tackle Clarence Jones, a restricted free agent, and tried to re-sign him for less money. Translation: You're a stiff, so we're low-balling you on payday. Jones' response: Great, I'll go play for the Rams. Jones, a fourth-round draft pick by the Giants, backed up Jumbo Elliott and Doug Riesenberg for three seasons, playing in only 10 regular-season games.
September 2, 1992 |
Holdout defensive lineman Greg Townsend may or may not report to the Raiders, but he definitely won't be reporting to the Houston Oilers. Sources close to the Houston club say that the Raiders have made inquiries in recent days about trading Townsend for former Raider lineman Sean Jones, officially listed as retired. But Houston rejected the idea. "Sean's not going anywhere," said Oiler General Manager Mike Holovak. "We've been saying that all along. Nothing's changed."
July 11, 1992 |
Sean Jones, 29, said he is retiring after an eight-year National Football League career with one year left on his contract with the Houston Oilers.
March 27, 1992 |
The NFL Players Assn. has voted to sue Warren Moon, Dan Marino and other players for breach of contract, it was learned Thursday. The suits, alleging the athletes made unlawful market-licensing agreements with representatives of the league's 28 club owners, are to be filed Monday in New York or Minneapolis. A source said they will be followed by additional suits against every NFL athlete who, in the last three years, has signed owners' authorizations after first signing player authorizations.
August 31, 1991 |
The Houston Oilers, who will play host to the Raiders on Sunday, signed defensive end Sean Jones, a former Raider. Jones, who played for the Oilers the previous three seasons, was signed during the off-season by New England Patriots as a Plan B free agent. He was waived by the Patriots this week. Jones, 28, is starting his eighth year in the NFL. The Oilers also moved linebacker Johnny Meads and defensive end Lee Williams to the active roster to make them eligible for Sunday's game.
November 7, 1989 |
Houston Oiler defensive end Sean Jones can expect an apology for a racial remark directed at him by Detroit lineman Eric Andolsek, Lion Coach Wayne Fontes said Monday. "In the fourth quarter, he called me a nigger," Jones said. "He said 'Come on you . . . nigger.' I've been called everything in the book since I've been playing football, but nobody's ever called me that." Andolsek acknowledged that he used the term but said he did not mean it in a racial way.