Raiders launch Chandler Jones, capping tumultuous last month with the staff

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Jones was arrested by Las Vegas police on Friday.

Chandler Jones was arrested on Friday. John Locher / AP Photograph

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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders launched defensive finish Chandler Jones on Saturday, ending a tumultuous last month with the membership during which he lashed out a number of instances on social media.

The Raiders’ resolution to launch Jones, who had been on the non-football sickness checklist, got here sooner or later after he was arrested by Las Vegas police for allegedly violating a home violence non permanent safety order. He’s scheduled to seem in courtroom Dec. 4.

Las Vegas additionally positioned linebacker Curtis Bolton (knee) on injured reserve, which means he should miss no less than subsequent 4 video games. Linebacker Kana’i Mauga was signed to the lively roster, and cornerback Tyler Corridor and linebacker Malik Reed had been activated off the observe squad.

Jones’ points with the Raiders first surfaced shortly earlier than Las Vegas’ season opener on Sept. 10 at Denver when he accused the staff of locking him out of the power. He was particularly vital of coach Josh McDaniels and basic supervisor Dave Ziegler.

This week, Jones was extremely lively on X, the social media platform previously referred to as Twitter, making uncommon allegations relating to the demise of former New England Patriots tight finish Aaron Hernandez, amongst different weird posts.

McDaniels wouldn’t get into specifics about Jones at Friday’s information convention, however was requested about how involved he is normally about gamers’ well-being.

“I take care of all of them,” McDaniels mentioned. “I believe all of us do. We would like the perfect for all of our gamers, former gamers, and so forth. So, that can by no means change. That half goes to be there now and eternally for all the fellows we’ve coached and acquired a possibility to know and work with.”

The Raiders signed Jones in March 2022 hoping that he would bolster their move rush, however he had simply 4 1/2 sacks final season. Jones has 112 profession sacks.

His absence this season has had a noticeable impact on the Raiders, who don’t have one other move rusher to raised liberate Maxx Crosby. Las Vegas has tried a number of choices, together with shifting Crosby all around the line to lower the variety of double groups. He has two sacks in three video games.

The Raiders are on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.