Evans Clinchy
Tuesday May 15th, 2012

Safety Chad Jones failed a physical and was placed on waivers by the New York Giants today, according to NFL.com.

Jones, a third-round pick in the 2010 draft, has been injured the last two seasons. He suffered a serious injury two months after he was drafted -- on June 25, 2010, he was in a horrific car accident and nearly lost a leg. He's been working for the last two years on a recovery.

"We consider Chad to be part of the Giants family, and we'll continue to work with him in his rehab," general manager Jerry Reese said. "As we've said since his accident, we're thankful he is alive and able to lead a normal life." Jones was a standout athlete at both St. Augustine High School in New Orleans and Louisiana State University. He had returned to the Giants' offseason workout program last month, but was never officially cleared to resume his football career.

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