Jones has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Titans due to a back injury. Jones did not practice at all throughout the week, so his absence in Week 17 comes as no surprise, and the Jaguars have no reason to risk his long-term health with the playoffs approaching. Eli Ankou could see additional snaps at defensive tackle behind Marcell Dareus and Malik Jackson.
Jones will sign a four-year, $16 million contract extension with the Jaguars, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports. Jones has been with the Jaguars for the first four years of his career and they've opted to reward him with an extension after recording 32 tackles during the 2016 campaign. He ended up starting nine of 15 games and was more then a serviceable run stopper, so look for Jones to continue to play a significant role in team's defensive line rotation moving forward. Barring any changes prior to training camp, look for Jones to open the preseason as one of the Jaguars' two starters at defensive tackle.
Jones (ankle) does not appear on the Jaguars' injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos. Jones missed last week's game against the Bills with an ankle injury, but is now set to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup.
Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills. Jones figures to be replaced at starting defensive tackle by either Sen'Derrick Marks or Jordan Hill. Jones' next opportunity to return will come in Week 13 versus the Broncos.
Jaguars defensive backs Alan Ball (abdomen) and Dwayne Gratz (ankle), along with defensive lineman Abry Jones (abdomen) are active for Week 2 against the Redskins. Ball was considered questionable for the game with his injury, but neither Gratz nor Jones was expected to miss any time.