KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 26: Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams rushes past Andy Studebaker #96 of the Kansas City Chiefs during a pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 26, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
CHIEFS SIGN LB EDGAR JONES;
LB ANDY STUDEBAKER RELEASED
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed linebacker Edgar Jones. Additionally, the club has released linebacker Andy Studebaker.
Jones (6-3, 262) has seen action in 57 contests in six NFL seasons with Kansas City (2012) and Baltimore (2007-11). He has primarily served as a special teams player, recording 39 career tackles, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown. On defense, he owns nine tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks (-4.5 yards). While with Baltimore he saw action in 41 contests, contributing as both a linebacker and tight end.
Jones originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Ravens from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. As a senior at Southeast Missouri, Jones was named a first-team All-American after leading Division I-AA with 12.0 sacks (-88.0 yards) in 2006. He was a two-time all-state selection as a defensive end at Rayville High School in Rayville, La.
Studebaker (6-3, 248) has played in 70 games (eight starts) in five NFL seasons with the Chiefs. He primarily served on special teams, recording 45 tackles and recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone for a touchdown. On defense his career numbers include 51 tackles (40 solo), 2.5 sacks (-5.5 yards), two interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
He originally entered the NFL as the third of Philadelphia's three sixth-round (203rd overall) selections in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was signed by Kansas City from the Eagles practice squad on Nov. 19, 2008. He played collegiately at Wheaton College and prepped at Eureka High School in Eureka, Ill.