Former USF offensive lineman Kenyatta Jones signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins, ESPN.com reported Wednesday.
The New England Patriots released Jones on Oct. 26 after the tackle was arrested for allegedly burning one of his aides with scalding water.
The Patriots selected Jones, who played at USF from 1997 to 2000, with the second pick of the fourth round in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the second USF player ever drafted after the Cleveland Browns opened the fourth round by taking former USF cornerback Anthony Henry.
Prior to being released, Jones had been inactive during the season due to off-season knee surgery. He was the first former USF player to play for a Super Bowl-winning team when the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXV.
Jones was inactive for the Super Bowl, but did start 11 games for New England in 2002.
The Redskins signed Jones after starting left tackle Chris Samuels went down with a knee injury in Washington’s 24-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Financial details of Jones’ contract, which will last throughout the 2004 season, were not yet known, but ESPN.com reported that the Redskins likely offered Jones the minimum base salary of $380,000 for the remainder of the season.
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