Jamaal Jones gets second chance with Chargers


MISSOULA, Mont. - The Los Angeles Chargers will have a new home this upcoming season and so could one former Montana Grizzly.

Jamaal Jones was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft, but a broken thumb on the third day of training camp caused him to miss all of last season.

Jones signed with the Chargers once again in January of this year and so far he is making a name for himself with his second chance.

"Jamaal has caught my eye," said first-year Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. "The last couple weeks he's been really solid. Catching the ball well. Available. He's been really good."

University of Montana fans remember Jones as a star receiver for the Griz just a couple years ago.

He finished his career with 3,021 receiving yards, the most in Montana football history, while also being named to the All-Big Sky first team following his senior season.

Jones ranks third all-time in Montana history with 184 catches and eighth in touchdowns with 22.