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Paul Jones and Penn State Part Ways over "Personal Reasons"

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According to a report by StateCollege.com's Nate Mink this morning, quarterback-turned-tight end Paul Jones is no longer with the team. The offensive package Jones had been adapted to has been dropped as a possible result according to a source in the initial report.

From StateCollege.com:

This was at least the second time Jones questioned his role on the team. He said following the 34-7 victory against Navy that he wasn't initially sold on the position switch to tight end. But after seeing the big picture, Jones changed his mind and stuck with it.

This time . . .

"I don't think he's coming back, but who knows?" a source said.

Jones is currently still listed on the team's roster and an email to Penn State has not been acknowledged at this time for confirmation. When more information is revealed we will update this story as needed.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Jones has left the team, citing "personal reasons." Jones is the fourth quarterback to leave the program under his own will since the end of the 2008 season, joining Rob Bolden (LSU), Kevin Newsome (eventually Temple) and Pat Devlin (Delaware).

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