Agent for RB Matt Jones wants Redskins to release him

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The agent for Matt Jones hopes Washington Redskins release the former starting running back sooner rather than later.

Hadley Engelhard told The Associated Press Wednesday morning that Jones' camp ''asked very politely'' for him to be released because ''he has no future there.'' Jones skipped recent voluntary offseason workouts and showed up for mandatory minicamp this week.

Jones was the starter going into the 2016 season but fumbled three times in seven games and was inactive the final nine games. Undrafted rookie Robert Kelley took over the starting job, and Washington drafted Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine in the fourth round.

The 24-year-old Jones said Tuesday he had worked hard to earn his starting spot back. Coach Jay Gruden acknowledged that would be difficult but not impossible.

The Redskins did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment from team president Bruce Allen.

---

For more NFL coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL .

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.