The 49ers bring in Jones to bolster their defensive line after Arik Armstead (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. Jones has been around the league since he was drafted in 2013 but most recently played for the Dolphins, recording seven tackles in seven games before being cut on Nov. 7. The 26-year-old will compete for reps with backup defensive end Ronald Blair behind new starter DeForest Buckner.
The Dolphins waived Jones on Monday, Barry jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones has been on the active roster since Week 2 after originally failing to make the final roster prior to Week 1. He had recorded six tackles in seven games. The Dolphins opted to add secondary depth in their corresponding roster moves.
Jones will re-sign with the Dolphins this week, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones was originally cut by Miami prior to the beginning of the 2016 regular season, but the team will add the defensive tackle back to the roster after placing fellow defensive lineman Earl Mitchell (calf) on Injured Reserve. Jones shouldn't draw much attention in IDP formats as he expects to simply provide depth for the Dolphins.
This move comes as somewhat of a surprise as Jones had been working with the second unit. The Dolphins are deep on the defensive line, but in the end the team decided to go with younger and cheaper backups.
Now healthy, Jones, who missed last season with a calf injury, will bolster the Dolphins' interior line depth. While starting 23 of 28 games for the Patriots during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Jones tallied a total of 79 tackles and nine sacks.
|2013||New England Patriots||13||54||25.0||29||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||25||15.0||10||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||17||12.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|