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.
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.
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.
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 on 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 career five-year career.
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.
|2013||Green Bay Packers||16||10||7.0||3||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||13||21||16.0||5||1.5||1||18||18.0||18||0||2|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||15||20||14.0||6||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||15||22||17.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||3||6||3.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||15||1||9||9.0||9||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||1||20||1||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|