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Rams' Ernest Jones: Shows improvement in second season
Jones recorded 114 tackles (66 solo), two pass defenses, an interception and a forced fumble over 17 games in 2022.
Jones saw his snap count rise from 418 in 2021, his rookie season, to 693 this season, and paired up with star linebacker Bobby Wagner, the sophomore nearly doubled his tackle total in the process. Jones will enter the third year of his rookie deal and should continue to get additional playing time, especially considering the Rams may look to protect their stars a little more after a season in which the team was absolutely decimated by injury.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Returns to form after slump
Jones recorded nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Chargers.
The second-year linebacker had been trending downward in recent weeks, logging only 19 tackles and an interception over his previous four games, but Jones bounced back and tied for the team lead in tackles with Taylor Rapp. Jones now sits with 109 tackles on the year, second on the team behind Bobby Wagner, and he will get one final chance to add to his totals against the Seahawks in Week 18.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Makes key pick in victory
Jones recorded five tackles (one solo) and an interception during Thursday's 17-16 victory against the Raiders.
Late in the first half, the Raiders were deep in Rams territory and looked primed to tack on to their 13-3 lead, but Derek Carr threw a lob into the end zone under heavy pressure that Jones was able to tip back to himself and secure. That ended the Raiders' final first-half drive and proved pivotal in keeping the Rams in striking distance for their second-half rally. Jones and fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner made a big impact again, which has been a theme more often than not through the season, and the fun should continue against an inconsistent Green Bay offense in Week 15.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Logs eight stops Week 13
Jones recorded eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 27-23 defeat versus the Seahawks.
Jones was considered questionable coming into Sunday's game after he dealt with back spasms during Week 13 prep. However, the second-year linebacker still managed to suit up and play at least 45 defensive snaps for the sixth game in a row. He now ranks second on the Rams in tackles (89) behind fellow inside linebacker Bobby Wagner (97). Jones should continue to play a prominent role against Las Vegas on Thursday Night Football in Week 14.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Ready to go Sunday
Jones (back) is active Sunday against the Seahawks, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Jones has dealt with back spasms throughout the week, but he's feeling well enough to take the field Sunday. He should draw the start at inside linebacker and play his typical workload.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Listed as questionable
Jones (back) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official website reports.
Jones' questionable designation is due to lingering back spasms throughout the week. Some combination of Christian Rozeboom and Jake Gervase would be in line to replace his snaps at linebacker should he ultimately have to sit out.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Sidelined Wednesday
Jones did not participate in the Rams' practice Wednesday due to a back injury, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
Jones logged 11 tackles while playing slightly below his usual share of the Rams' defensive snaps (63) Week 12, though it's unclear when this issue first arose. The second-year linebacker will now likely need to improve his practice activity Thursday and/or Friday, or else he could be in jeopardy of missing his first game of the season Sunday against Seattle. Jones has recorded 81 tackles, one pass defended and one forced fumble while playing alongside star inside linebacker Bobby Wagner this season.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Posts third game with 10-plus stops
Jones recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and one quarterback hit during Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chiefs.
Jones sandwiched two big statistical games with 21 tackles (12 solo) between a rough outing against the Saints, where he notched just three solo tackles. The one area where Jones has yet to break through on the season is in the sack column, and he'll get his next chance to notch his first sack of the season against Geno Smith and the Seahawks in Week 13.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Posts 10 stops Sunday
Jones logged 10 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cardinals.
Jones logged double-digit tackles for the first time since recording a season-high 12 stops against Atlanta in Week 2. The 22-year-old also tallied one more tackle than fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner, despite playing 17 fewer defensive snaps. Jones has now increased his tackle total to 67 over nine games played, and he'll look to put up another prolific stat line against New Orleans this coming Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Eight tackles in loss
Jones logged eight tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers.
Jones tied safety Taylor Rapp as the Rams' second-leading tackler despite playing a season-low 48 defensive snaps Sunday. The second-year inside linebacker did play double-digit snaps on special teams for the first time in 2022, and he logged one of his solo stops in this phase. Jones has recorded 57 tackles (34 solo) and one pass defended over eight games this season, so he should continue to play a prominent role alongside Bobby Wagner this Sunday against Arizona.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: No injury designation
Jones doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Jones landed on the injury report Thursday as a non-participant due to an illness, but he returned to practice Friday as a full participant. The second-year linebacker has totaled 49 tackles, one pass defense and one forced fumble across seven appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Logs DNP Thursday with illness
Jones (illness) didn't practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Jones popped up on the Rams' injury report as a non-participant in practice Thursday due to an illness, so his activity levels during Friday's session should be something worth monitoring. If the 22-year-old is unable to give it a go Sunday in Tampa Bay, then Jake Hummel (hip) and Christian Rozeboom are candidates for added linebacker reps in Week 9 behind starter Bobby Wagner.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Seven tackles in win
Jones recorded seven tackles (five solo) and one pass defense during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.
Jones tied Bobby Wagner for a team-high seven stops during Sunday's win. The second-year linebacker has played at least 30 defensive snaps and recorded five-plus tackles in each game this season, totaling 42 stops through six appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Leads team in tackles
Jones recorded 12 tackles (five solo) in the Rams' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Despite only playing 79 percent of defensive snaps, the No. 2 linebacker for the Rams still led the team in tackles and has proven himself to be a solid contributor alongside Bobby Wagner. Jones should find himself busy again in a Week 3 contest against the Raiders.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Ernest Jones: Seven tackles in opener
Jones notched seven tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble during Thursday's 31-10 loss to the Bills.
The second-year linebacker was able to strip James Cook early in the second quarter, and he was near the team lead in tackles despite taking the field for only 34 of the defense's 59 snaps. Jones will look to continue stuffing the stat box in a tantalizing matchup against the Falcons in Week 2.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 230 lbs|
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|School: South Carolina|