Sources: Jones to become free agent

Updated: February 28, 2010, 8:31 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

New York Jets running back Thomas Jones will not restructure his contract and will be released this week, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

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Jones, who will become a free agent March 5, was slated to receive a $3 million roster bonus March 9 and a $2.8 million base salary in 2010.

Jones, who has played the last three seasons for the Jets, rushed for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns on 331 carries last season. The Jets reached the AFC Championship Game.

Jones has 9,217 career rushing yards in 10 seasons with the Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.