C.J. Jones was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on June 7, 2007 ... Originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as a rookie free agent on (5/2/03) ... Waived by the Browns (10/16/03) ... Signed to the Browns practice squad (10/17/03) ... Signed from the Browns practice squad to Cleveland's active roster (11/26/03) ... Allocated by the Browns to NFL Europa in the Spring of 2005 ... Released by the Browns (9/3/05) ... Signed by the Seattle Seahawks (1/5/06) ... Allocated by the Seahawks to NFL Europa in the Spring of 2006 ... Released by the Seahawks (9/2/06) ... Released by the Patriots (9/1/07) ... Signed to the Patriots practice squad (9/3/07) ... Signed to the Patriots' active roster (2/5/08).
2006 (0/0 - Seattle): Spent the offseason and training camp with the Seattle Seahawks, but was released following the 2006 preseason (9/2) and spent the remainder of the year out of football.
Played for the Berlin Thunder and caught seven passes for 82 yards.
2005 (0/0 - Cleveland): Spent training camp with the Cleveland Browns, but was released following the 2005 preseason (9/3) and spent the remainder of the year out of football.
Played for the Cologne Centurions and caught 10 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown.
2004 (0/0 - Cleveland): Spent the entire season on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.
2003 (0/0 - Cleveland): Made the Browns' 53-man roster out of training camp as an undrafted free agent and was listed as a dayof- game inactive for the first six games of the season ... Spent five weeks on the practice squad before re-joining the active roster (11/26) ... Listed as a day-of-game inactive for the final five games of the seasonseason (9/2) and spent the remainder of the year out of tive for the final five games of the season.
Jones was a two-year starter for Iowa and caught 72 passes for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns in 24 collegiate games ... Added 31 career kickoff returns for 743 yards ... As a senior in 2002, finished third on the team with 38 receptions for 468 yards and nine touchdowns ... Played in 11 games as a junior in 2001 and caught 34 passes for 434 yards and a touchdown ... Began his collegiate career at Garden City (Kan.) Community College (1999-2000), where he totaled 74 receptions for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also scoring eight touchdowns on punt returns ... Was named to the Elite 16 Junior College All-America squad as a sophomore ... Earned first-team All-American honors as a return specialist as a freshman.
Clinton Jones was born the son of the late Anita Banks on September 20, 1980 ... Was named as one of the top 50 players in the state of Florida during his junior and senior seasons at Santaluces (Fla.) High School ... Was a firstteam all-state and all-conference pick as a senior and a second-team all-state selection as a junior ... Played defensive back and wide receiver and was the team captain as a senior ... Was the team MVP in track for four straight seasons and holds the school record in the 400-meter event ... Cousin of Anquan Boldin of the Arizona Cardinals ... Majored in sports studies at Iowa ... C.J. has two daughters, Tyrina and Nariyah.
- C.J. played high school football with Patriots teammate Vince Wilfork at Santaluces High School in Florida.
- C.J. returned the opening kickoff of the 2003 Orange Bowl 101 yards for a touchdown while playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes against Southern California. The kickoff return was the longest in Orange Bowl history.