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Jones, Chandler ‘Jet’

Card: Sage 2014
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

Jet Jones played at San Jose St. from 2010 to 2013,  A four year starter for the Spartans, he saw his receiving yards and touchdowns increase every year.  His best year came in 2013 when Jet caught 79 passes for 1356 yards and 15 TDs as QB David Fales favorite target.  His final college numbers included 248 receptions for 3087 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Jet was signed by the Browns after the 2013 draft. While he posted an eye popping 4.34 40, his size (5’8″, 185) really worked against him, and Jones had no special teams experience. After being waived, he’d sign with the Colts in 2014 and be on and off the practice squad throughout different points of the season. At the end of the year, he was signed by Tampa Bay and promoted to the active roster in 2015.

Jet joined the Montreal Alouettes in 2015 and spent the year on their practice squad, but was released before the 2016 regular season. In 2017, Jones had returned to his Alma Mater and is currently a defensive assistant at the school.

Carey, Ka’Deem

 

Card: Sage 2014 (68/250), Topps Chrome 2014
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker, 2018 Walmart Autographed Memorabilia

Ka’Deem Carey really piled up the yards as a Sophomore and Junior for the Arizona Wildcats. An instinctive slasher back, Carey put together 1,929 yards and 23 TDs in 2012, and 1,885 yards and 19 TDs in 2013. After his Junior campaign he declared for the 2014 NFL draft.  The knock on Carey was his size (5’9″, 207) and an average combine showing.  The Bears selected him in the 4th round of the 2014 draft.

The always smiling Ka’Deem Carey is seen here with a very excited look on his face. In his other Sage card issues, he displays a notable sense of humor as he has a blue tongue- probably from eating a snow cone.  The Topps Chrome here is pretty exciting as well. It’s good framing of an action shot, but my complaints about Topps 2014 is that it looked too much like an ornate front grill of a car.

Since joining the Bears, Carey has had near back to back 160 yard seasons. In 2015, Ka’Deem scored his first 3 professional TDs with starter Matt Forte sidelined for the year.  With Forte moving on to the Jets after the season, Carey was expected to help carry the load with Jeremy Langford. He’d be injured in early September of 2017 and cut later in the month. Currently he is a free agent.

 

 

Swanson, Travis

sa14 swansonCard: Sage 2014
Acquired: 2015, Box Break

Travis Swanson played for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  He moved to Center (from Tackle) and took over as the starter at the position for the program in 2010.  He’d anchor the Hogs line as it set school offensive season team records as he started the next 50 games.
Swanson really fit the mold of a zone blocking lineman going into the pros, and as there were not that many highly touted centers coming out of the draft so this made Swanson an excellent value find.

The Detroit Lions selected him with the 12th pick of the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  He fit in well with their scheme, and started 5 games in his rookie year. In 2015 Travis was given the starter’s nod, and after 14 starts, ended his season on IR due to a shoulder injury.  Since then Swanson has demonstrated versatility in the Lions offense to play both guard and center, and has started 23 contests over the last two seasons.