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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 145 4.5 0 0 0
Post Season 9 2.0 1 0 0

Top Ernest Jones News

  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Anchors defense in third year

    Jones tallied 145 tackles (74 solo), 4.5 sacks and six passes defended during the 2023 regular season.

    With former teammate Bobby Wagner departing for Seattle, the third-year pro took another leap in performance, setting career highs in snaps, tackles, sacks and passes defended while anchoring the defense alongside Aaron Donald. Jones' 145 tackles (in just 15 regular-season games) set the Rams record for most tackles in a single season, eclipsing the 142 James Laurinaitis recorded in 2011 and tied in 2012. Jones is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2024, and given the multi-faceted abilities he's showcased as the head of a young Rams linebacker corps, it wouldn't be shocking to see Jones earn a contract extension to continue his role as a leader on defense.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Not playing Week 18

    Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Jones was among seven key contributors that the Rams listed as doubtful -- and one of five for noninjury reasons -- ahead of the regular-season finale. The Rams will be the NFC's No. 6 or 7 seed regardless of the outcome of Week 18 games, so Jones and some of the team's other stars will get a respite Sunday to avoid sustaining potential injuries in advance of the postseason. The linebacker finishes the regular season with 145 tackles, 4.5 sacks and six pass breakups over 15 appearances.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Will rest in Week 18

    Rams head coach Sean McVay said Jones won't play Sunday in San Francisco, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.

    With Los Angeles having locked up playoff spot, the team is electing to rest several of its starters on both sides of the ball in the regular-season finale. Jones thus will finish his third NFL season with a career-high 145 tackles (74 solo) to go with 4.5 sacks over 15 contests.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Team-high 13 tackles

    Jones recorded 13 tackles (seven solo), one quarterback hit and one tackle for loss during Sunday's 26-25 victory against the Giants.

    Despite coming into the contest questionable with an illness, the third-year linebacker played every snap on defense and resumed his role as team leader in tackles. Jones' 13 stops marked his eighth time this season with double digits in that category, and his 145 tackles this season has him tied for seventh overall in the NFL with T.J. Edwards of the Bears heading into Week 18.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Playing Sunday

    Jones (illness) is active ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    Despite logging a DNP on Friday due to an illness, Jones will suit up in Week 17. The third-year linebacker out of South Carolina has appeared in 14 games this season, logging 132 total tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He'll look to cause problems for Tyrod Taylor and the Giants' offense Sunday.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Questionable to face Giants

    Jones (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Jones was added to the Rams' Week 17 injury report Friday, logging a DNP with an illness. He's had a breakout 2023 in the middle of the Rams' defense, logging a team-best 132 tackles (67 solo), including 4.5 sacks.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Dealing with illness

    Jones (illness) did not practice Friday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Jones could be in jeopardy of missing the Rams' Week 17 affair after he was unable to practice Friday due to an illness. The third-year pro has started all 14 games he's appeared in for Los Angeles this season, logging 132 total tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Jones will almost certainly carry an injury designation into the weekend after missing Friday's practice.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: All over the place in win

    Jones finished with seven tackles, including a sack and two tackles for losses, and two passes defensed in the Rams' 30-22 win over the Saints on Thursday.

    It was another productive game for the third-year pro, who is now sixth in the NFL with 132 tackles. Jones also has six passes defensed and regularly plays on more than 90 percent of the defensive snaps.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Second straight week with sack

    Jones recorded seven tackles (two solo), including a sack and additional tackle for loss, and a pass defended during Sunday's 28-20 victory against the Commanders.

    Jones lit up the stat sheet in a variety of ways on Sunday, including a big third-down sack of Sam Howell in the second quarter. Jones now has 3.5 sacks on the year, and his 125 tackles are good for ninth most in the league.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Reaches double-digit tackles again

    Jones recorded 10 tackles (seven solo), including one sack, in Sunday's 37-31 overtime loss to the Ravens.

    Jones led the Rams' defense in tackling and got his second solo sack on the year midway through the first quarter on Lamar Jackson. It's the third time in four games that Jones has registered double-digit tackles and he's now up to 118 total tackles on the year, which surpasses his previous career-high of 114 the year prior.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Logs double-digit tackles in win

    Jones compiled 15 tackles (six solo) in the Rams' 36-19 win over the Browns on Sunday.

    Jones had a dominant performance Sunday as his 15 tackles were nine more than anyone else on the team recorded. The 2021 third-round pick has now logged double-digit tackles in six of the 11 games he's played this season.

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  • Rams' Ernest Jones: Rams' leading tackler at Arizona

    Jones recorded six tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 37-14 win at the Cardinals.

    Although it was Jones' second lowest tackle total so far this season, it was good enough for a team best in Week 12. He's in the midst of a career year, and he projects as a great IDP option come Week 13 versus the Browns.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Waycross, GA
Age: 24
School: South Carolina
Experience: 4