Nebraska will need to add another name to its “Pro Big Red” Sunday graphic.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, former Nebraska defensive back Chris Jones has been promoted from the practice squad to the full 53-man roster for the Arizona Cardinals. The move comes after the Cardinals cut cornerback Jamar Taylor on Monday.
Jones went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft after four years at Nebraska. He signed with the Detroit Lions in May but never made it off the team’s practice squad.
In September, the Cardinals signed him to their 10-man practice squad.
Arizona sits at 2-8 on the season and third in the NFC West. With losses in four of their last five games, maybe the Cardinals turn to youth throughout the roster over their final six games.
The 23-year old Jones played 45 games for Nebraska over his four seasons. He appeared in 12 games as a true freshman and grew into one of the Huskers’ stalwarts on defense by his junior year. A knee injury before his senior season cost him the first five games of 2017, but he was able to return for the Wisconsin game on Oct. 7, 2017.
Jones finished his career in Lincoln with 76 tackles, 16 passes defensed, five picks (one returned for a touchdown), two sacks and a fumble recovery.