The 49ers released Jones on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. Jones' dismissal hints that the 49ers may be preparing to activate fellow defensive end Tank Carradine (ankle) from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. The 2013 first-round pick appeared in three games for the 49ers, logging six tackles and no sacks.
Jones was released by the Lions on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Jones didn't re-sign with the Packers after the 2016 season, and he then signed with the Vikings, who waived him with a shoulder injury in September. He stuck with the NFC North, though, and signed with the Lions just over a week ago, but his term in Detroit was short lived. The Bears don't look like they're in the market for a defensive end, so he'll likely stray outside of the division for the first time in his five-year career.
Jones signed a deal with the Lions on Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Jones was a 2013 first-round pick of the Packers and recorded 73 tackles and nine sacks over four years with the team. He was most recently released by the Vikings with an injury settlement back in early September, and he will now serve as a depth option for the Lions on their defensive line.
Jones (shoulder) reached an injury settlement with the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports. Jones receives at least $1.8 million after an unimpressive stint with the Vikings this preseason. He'll likely have an opportunity elsewhere at some point this season.
Jones (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Jones had trouble fitting in as a 4-3 defensive tackle with the Vikings. It isn't clear when he suffered a shoulder injury. He'll likely agree to an injury settlement in order to return to the free-agent pool.