Minnesota Vikings Sign Datone Jones

Minnesota Vikings Sign Datone Jones

For the second consecutive day the Steelers played host to a free agent, and for the second day in a row, the Green Bay Packers swooped in and signed one of their targets. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the deal will be worth approximately $3.5 million. The Packers run a 3-4 base in which Jones played defensive end, but he will likely see his role switch to outside linebacker in the Vikings 4-3 base under Mike Zimmer.

House left the Packers for a four-year deal with the Jaguars, but was released by Jacksonville after two years.


The Green Bay Packers re-signed linebacker Jayrone Elliot on Monday. Apparently, Thompson doesn't believe in paying a premium at the offensive guard position, because he could have negotiated agreeably with Lang, who was coming off a four-year, $20.8 million contract extension.

The Vikings on Tuesday announced the signing of free agent Datone Jones. The 6-foot-4-inch defender is still listed at 285 pounds by the Packers and could join an already strong Vikings defensive line. All of those players started at least 32 games for Green Bay, except the oft-injured Tretter, who started 10 of 31 games during his three seasons. Last season, he played in 15 games and compiled 17 tackles and a sack.

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