The Falcons want to remove Jones from their book but the problem is that nobody wants him. In short, the linebacker’s attitude stinks and this makes him a controversial figure in Georgia. Nonetheless, his output on the field justifies his significant salary (via CBS Sports).
If Atlanta fails to trade him then they’ll be in a tricky situation because Jones is too expensive to drop. They’re already in line for a tough season so it makes no sense to bench a consistent star. There’s pressure on both parties to tolerate each other and try to save this season.