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August 30, 2019 08:08 PM
Datone Jones: Cut by Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was released by Jacksonville on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones being cut is somewhat of a surprise, as he impressed in training camp and played well in the preseason, recording 12 tackles (10 solo) and blocking a field-goal attempt in four contests. The 29-year-old's efforts could help him land a job elsewhere after playing only eight games over the past three seasons.

August 23, 2019 05:36 PM
Jaguars' Datone Jones: Records six tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones had six tackles (four solo) in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

Jones tied for the team lead in tackles and had two tackles for loss as he's come on strong since joining the Jaguars in June. The 2013 first-round pick has been limited to eight games over the past three seasons, but he's looked rejuvenated early on in Jacksonville.

August 9, 2019 12:44 PM
Jaguars' Datone Jones: Starts in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (hamstring) had one solo tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.

Jones received the start as Jacksonville rested most of their starters, but he had limited production despite leading the team's defensive lineman with 45 snaps. The 29-year-old has appeared in only eight games over the last three seasons due to injuries and ineffectiveness.

June 5, 2019 04:00 PM
Jaguars' Datone Jones: Signs with Jaguars
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (hamstring) signed a contract with the Jaguars on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Jones is coming off a lost season in 2018 after he had to undergo hamstring surgery in November that led to him being placed on injured reserve. He has appeared in just eight games each with the Cowboys and 49ers since his tenure with the Packers ended in 2016. At this point, he'll be fighting for a depth spot on the Jaguars' defensive line.

September 26, 2018 05:16 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Possibly bound for surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones may require surgery for the hamstring injury that resulted in his placement on injured reserve Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

After he was inactive for the first two games of the season, Jones played just five defensive snaps for the Cowboys in the Week 3 loss to the Seahawks and picked up an injury along the way. He's technically eligible to return after a minimum of eight weeks, though any surgical procedure might end any possibility of an activation from IR.

September 25, 2018 04:00 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys placed Jones on injured reserve Tuesday with a hamstring issue, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

After sitting out the Cowboys' first two games with a knee injury, Jones was active for the Week 3 loss to the Seahawks, but only played five snaps in the contest. At some point during the contest, it appears he sustained the hamstring injury, which may have been linked to his prior knee concern. In any event, Jones' placement on injured reserve will result in him missing at least eight weeks. It's possible the injury is a season-ending setback, as Archer notes that the defensive tackle could require surgery. The Cowboys signed Caraun Reid to restore some depth on the interior of the line.

September 19, 2018 08:56 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Jones returned to practice for the first time since injuring his knee in the preseason on Aug. 18. He appears ready to play in Week 3 versus the Seahawks, and will likely back up Tyrone Crawford on the defensive line.

September 14, 2018 10:48 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Ruled out for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Jones will miss his second straight game to open the 2018 season. The 28-year-old has been nursing a knee injury since the preseason, and no timetable for his return has yet been given. Maliek Collins is in line for another increased defensive workload in Jones' absence.

September 7, 2018 07:04 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Ruled out for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Jones, as expected, will miss Week 1 with a lingering knee injury that has affected him since the middle of preseason. Maliek Collins is in line for a larger role as long as Jones is out.

September 5, 2018 01:44 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Slated for multiple-week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) is expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Jones has not retaken the field since he suffered the knee injury Aug. 18 and was initially expected to land on injured reserve. Those plans changed after the Cowboys traded Brian Price, allowing Jones to retake the field when healthy. There's no specific timeline for that yet, though he will likely skip a few weeks at a minimum.

September 5, 2018 01:08 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Won't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) will not take part in Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Jones is running out of opportunities to retake the field ahead of Sunday's regular-season opener against the Panthers. He played just seven games total during the 2017 campaign, but he should rejoin the defensive line rotation in Dallas when healthy.

August 21, 2018 12:36 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Will miss practice this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (knee) will miss the next week of practice, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic Dallas reports.

With the Cowboys already willing to declare Jones out for a full week, there seems to be ample reason to believe his knee injury might be worse than expected. Before jumping to any premature conclusions, however, it'll be important to see if Jones returns to the field next week. It's certainly possible the team is taking a particularly cautious approach by affording him added rest.

August 19, 2018 05:28 PM
Cowboys' Datone Jones: Injures knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones sustained a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

The extent of Jones' injury isn't clear at this point. The defensive end will presumably undergo further testing in the near future.

November 27, 2017 07:09 PM
Datone Jones: Set to join Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys plan to sign Jones to a contract this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones will join his fourth organization of the season after previously getting cut loose by the Vikings, Lions and 49ers. It's expected that the 2013 first-round pick will act as a depth option along the defensive line, likely meaning that he won't be in store for an abundance of snaps.

November 21, 2017 12:48 PM
49ers' Datone Jones: Released by San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 24, 2017 07:17 PM
49ers' Datone Jones: Latches on with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

It's the third team of the season to give Jones a shot, as the Lions and Vikings already released him. The 2013 first-round pick will likely only serve as a depth defensive end on a team wrought with injuries at the position.

October 19, 2017 12:40 PM
Datone Jones: Loses job with Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 11, 2017 08:04 PM
Lions' Datone Jones: Signs with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2017 12:44 AM
Datone Jones: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2017 06:44 PM
Vikings' Datone Jones: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/285
Birthdate:
7/24/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
School:
UCLA
NFL Experience:
7
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