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link - http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2788962 For the lazy: Sources: Bears to swap Jones for Jets draft pick ESPN.com news services

this is an alarming deal for me. i hope this does not turn into a reucuring theme where mangini keeps giving up draft picks for second rated RBs. thomas jones is a good back but a feature back he is n

in my views this is a very good deal for us.. thomas has proven he is an ever down back who can break tackles pretty easily very strong runner

no I was wrong. I was reading a post from above. The espn article says it's their 2nd-rounder this year.

That's what confused me. Their 2nd-rounder this year would carry the trade weight of their (late) 3rd-rounder this year. This is much better.

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NYJ recieve: RB Thomas Jones & 2007 2nd round pick (63rd overall)

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CHI recieve: 2007 2nd round pick (37th overall)

Decent move, not really excited at all though. My attitude hasn't changed and I'm actually more pissed than pleased that we'd give up a Top 40 pick for a 29 year old running back. I guess we'll see in due time.

Thomas Jones, very good back but he is 29 and who knows if he's just a product of that very good Chicago Offensive Line. I'd rather have a 22 year old rookie, we'll see what happens.

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It is very similar to trading out late 2nd-rounder for him. Technically, trading down from #37 (530 pts) to #63 (276 pts) has the "even-up" trade value of pick #67 (255 pts). So it's like we traded the 3rd pick in round 3 for Thomas Jones.

which IS a good deal

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wow, I love my wife, I just spent 10 minutes explaining to her and she didn't even try to run away. This is a great trade. I'm just hoping thomas jones can produce at the same level he did last year for at least a couple more years. great job tanny.

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Great deal FO. I can't wait to see T. Jones score some touchdowns in green; he will be an excellent compliment to Leon.

Now lets improve the trenches and get a decent CB.

P.S. I just got home and didn't read all of these posts... but the deal was our 2007 second round (#37 pick) for THEIR 2007 second round (#63 pick)... still have two second round picks.

... damn... too late...

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no I was wrong. I was reading a post from above. The espn article says it's their 2nd-rounder this year.

That's what confused me. Their 2nd-rounder this year would carry the trade weight of their (late) 3rd-rounder this year. This is much better.

Now that I know we get their 2nd rounder this year and Thomas Jones for 37 I feel better about it. We still have 2 picks in round 2. I actually think its a pretty good deal now.

Indeed..basically dropped down around 25 spots(give or take a few). Had it been for a 2nd rounder next year i wouldn't be very happy, but like SE says...its a good deal since its this years.

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You have to put things in perspective we will not get the next Jim Brown out there- teams are winning with shared runnung backs including guess who the Bears last year.

Jones added and we still have two second round picks is a good deal.

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4H is creaming his shorts over bringing in Thomas Jones.;-)

We'll see what happens. Pretty good freakin' deal to land a starting Running Back by only having to move down about 25 slots in the 2nd round so not bad, we'll see what he can do. I'm 50/50 on this when usually I'm 110% hating a trade / signing or loving it. This one, my first ever 50/50, we'll see.

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Thomas Jones is NOTHING special. Giving up our high 2nd for him is a complete and utter TRAVISTY. How is a back who has 1300 carries on his back and is 30 friggen years old worth a friggin 2nd round pick? This FO is offically a joke.

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I'm really shocked at anyone that thinks this is a bad trade. Unless you wanted to trade up for peterson, this was a great deal. We get the big starting back that had a great season last year, while splitting time with another rb. He will be doing the same thing and I'm hoping will be just as effective. Great job tanny.

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at this moment he is 28 years old he'll be 29 in August here are his numbers from the last 3 years;

2004 Chicago Bears 14 games 14 starts 240 948 4.0 54 longest 7 TDs 2 20 plus yard runs and 49 1st downsl

2005 Chicago Bears 15 games 15 starts 314 1335 4.3 42 LG 9 TDs 12 over 20 and 61 1st downs

2006 Chicago Bears 16 games 16 starts 296 1210 4.1 30 yd lng 6 TDs 4 20+ 61 1st downs

TOTAL 100 63 1349 5384 4.0 61 34 24 262

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Thomas Jones is NOTHING special. Giving up our high 2nd for him is a complete and utter TRAVISTY. How is a back who has 1300 carries on his back and is 30 friggen years old worth a friggin 2nd round pick? This FO is offically a joke.

Dude we also got a 2nd round pick....This is a steal

I wasnt too excited about Jones originally, but I like this trade. HOWEVER...i hope the contract they work out is reasonable. NOTHING LONG TERM...guy is almost 30.

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