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After being cut by the Washington Redskins on cut-down day, running back Matt Jones has been picked up off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.

Drafted in the third-round of the 2015 draft, there was a ton of optimism for the back out of the SEC. The third-year player was one of the prized draft picks brought in by former general manager Scot McCloughan.

In 2016, Jones became the opening day starter for the Redskins before quickly losing the job to Rob Kelley. During his two years with the team, his performance was up-and-down while battling fumbling issues. This past off-season Jones was a hold-out during voluntary OTAs while asking the team for a trade. 

Now the 24-year-old back will get another opportunity with the Colts. Currently the Indianapolis depth chart has aging Frank Gore as the starter with Robert Turbin and Marlon Mack as the two back-ups.

With the most on-the-field NFL experience of the backs beind Gore, perhaps Jones can find himself some considerable playing time.

At 34, Gore is not a long-term solution for the Colts and his replacement is still undecided. 

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