Jones could soon be on San Diego's radar

It looks like the San Diego Chargers will have one more veteran running back to consider.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets will release running back Thomas Jones this week because Jones will not restructure his contract. Jones is 31.

It is a light free agency class at running back. San Diego is expected to acquire, at least, two running backs this offseason as it moves on from the LaDainian Tomlinson era. He was cut Monday. Change-of-pace back Darren Sproles is going to free agency and he could leave as well.

Jones could be a good fit for San Diego, especially if it drafts a back as well. He had 1,402 yards rushing and scored 14 touchdowns last season.

Because he will be cut, San Diego will be cleared to sign Jones if it wishes. The final eight team rules, as part of an uncapped year, would not apply because Jones will be a cut player and not an unrestricted free agent. Under the new rules, San Diego, which was one of the final eight team remaining in the playoffs, won’t be able to sign an unrestricted free agent until it loses one.