Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Vikings cut Childs
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs tore the patellar tendon in both knees Saturday at training camp in Mankato, Minn.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas receiver Greg Childs was released from his contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after never playing a game in the NFL.
Childs, a fourth round pick in the 2012 draft, tore both patellar tendons in his knees during training camp his rookie season and has spent the last two years on injured reserve and the physically unable to perform list. The Vikings cut Childs to make salary cap room before the NFL's free agency period begins next week.
Childs had suffered the same knee injury as a junior at Arkansas and could find it difficult to find his way onto another NFL roster. USA Today quoted a friend of Childs' on Friday who stated he "was going to keep playing. The guy's determined to do it all the way."