39-Year-Old Offensive Tackle – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Walter Jones in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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Retired from football in April of 2010.
The Seahawks placed Jones on injured reserve Wednesday, the Seattle Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Walter Jones.
Jones missed the final four games last season because of a continually cranky left knee that eventually required surgery. (It was the first games missed to injury since his rookie season.) Hopefully, the knee stays healthy, which would leave his annual ankle and shoulder woes as the only injuries Jones will have to deal with this season. Unlike a few years back, Jones, 35, now needs to be healthy to dominate opponents. Even when gimpy, though, he's still one of the game's best at left tackle.
Jones remains one of the premier left tackles in the entire NFL.
Jones wasn't his normal dominant self last season, and he made the Pro Bowl on reputation more than anything. But don't fall for the coventional wisdom that says Jones has lost a step. Not only did Jones gut out a season with shoulder, knee and ankle injuries, but he had to constantly work with new line combinations because of numerous injuries to the O-Line. Expect a return to dominance if he stays healthy.
Jones' left-side mate, Steve Hutchinson, is gone, but that will matter little to the all-world tackle. Jones actually allowed a sack last season, but otherwise was as flawless as usual against the pass rush as well as the run defense. Expect more of the same as he fights off double-teams and opens holes for Shaun Alexander.
Jones and guard Steve Hutchison form one of the league's best left sides and, with finally a full camp together, figure to dominate defensive lines from Week 1. Jones is in training camp for the first time in four years after avoiding the franchise tag by signing a seven-year, $52.5 million contract in February. The offensive line, which allowed just 34 sacks in 2004 and helped Shaun Alexander to a franchise-record 1,696 rushing yards, is one of the team's strengths.
Jones will do his annual contract dance with the Seahawks. He'll likely hold out of camp as contract negotiations drag on, but will be in uniform for the opener. Jones again made the Pro Bowl in 2003 and forms a dominating left side with guard Steve Hutchinson. Jones is one of the top lineman in the league and makes Seattle's offensive line one the league's better units.
Jones is the franchise player again and could hold out again. The Seahawks have more depth at tackle this year, so it shouldn't hurt as much as it did last season if Jones holds out again. Jones is a Pro Bowl tackle and the anchor of the team's offensive line.