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52 Christian Jones OLB

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December 11, 2019 07:16 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Logs limited session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Jones logged a 72-percent snap share in this past Sunday's loss to the Vikings, which is consistent with his normal usage. There doesn't appear to be any concern about his status for this Sunday's clash against Tampa Bay as long as he doesn't downgrade to a non-participant.

November 5, 2019 07:44 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones registered 11 tackles during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders.

Fresh off signing a two-year contract extension earlier this week, Jones turned in a productive day and set a new career high in tackles as a Lion. He averaged just 4.1 tackles per game in seven prior outings, though, and Jones doesn't make rack up enough stats defending the passing game to otherwise be of fantasy utility.

November 2, 2019 08:56 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Receives two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones signed a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season with the Lions on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Jones has started all 23 games under coach Matt Patricia since joining the Lions last season and will remain in the Motor City for the next couple of years. The 28-year-old has 29 tackles (21 solo), two sacks and four passes defensed through the first seven games of 2019.

September 25, 2019 05:40 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (wrist) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Jones was spotted wearing a brace on his left wrist Monday, but it appears as though he's escaped without any notable injury. He's primed for his usual starting role in Detroit's linebacker corps versus Kansas City on Sunday.

September 24, 2019 11:36 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Wearing wrist brace
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is wearing a brace on his left wrist Monday, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Jones appears to have picked up a wrist injury of undisclosed severity during Sunday's win over the Eagles. He notched six tackles (3 solo) during the contest. Wednesday's first injury report of the week should shed some light on Jones' health, as well as his chances of suiting up Week 4 versus Kansas City.

September 11, 2019 02:12 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Notches sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones posted five solo tackles, a sack and two pass breakups in Sunday's 27-27 tie versus the Cardinals.

Jones may have improved the versatility of his game over the offseason, as he matched last year's sack total already and he only had three pass breakups in 16 games in 2018. If Jones continues these performances, he could shape up to be a solid IDP asset.

August 18, 2019 08:40 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Starts at linebacker Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (undisclosed) recorded two total tackles in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Jones was nursing an undisclosed injury earlier in the offseason, but it looks like he has put whatever he was dealing with behind him after starting in Saturday's game. Jones played 20 snaps in the outing.

June 14, 2019 12:24 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Nursing unknown injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones missed Thursday's practice with an undisclosed issue, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Jones was spotted with a sleeve on his right leg Thursday, but nothing official has been reported by the team. With Jones sidelined, rookie Jahlani Tavai took linebacker reps with the first stringers in practice, along with Jarrad Davis and Devon Kennard.

January 18, 2019 03:24 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Improves over second half of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones tallied 69 tackles, one sack, three pass breakups and one forced fumble over 16 games for the Lions in 2018.

Coming over from Chicago fresh off a 90-tackle season, Jones seemed to be a bad fit in Detroit over the first half of the season. However, the midseason acquisition of defensive tackle Damon Harrison seemed to change things for Jones, as he produced just 19 tackles in six games prior to Harrison coming to town compared to 50 in 10 games with Harrison around. With both Jones and Harrison under contract in 2019, next year it's reasonable to expect Jones to pick up where he left off -- on pace for an 80-tackle season.

September 18, 2018 10:40 PM
Lions' Christian Jones: Major uptick in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones recorded six tackles (five solo) and a sack across 59 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

After being limited to only 27 defensive snaps in the season-opener, Jones saw a major uptick in action Sunday. The linebacker played 92 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps as a starter and tied Jarrad Davis for the lead in tackles. After a strong outing on an otherwise disappointing day, Jones has a good chance of seeing a similar workload Sunday night against the Patriots.

March 13, 2018 09:04 PM
Christian Jones: Heading to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will sign a two-year, $7.75 contract with the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jones was moved into a starting role for the Bears last season due to linebacker injuries, and he managed to record 90 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games. He should compete for a starting role in Detroit, a team that struggled at the linebacker position last season.

January 7, 2018 12:32 AM
Bears' Christian Jones: Posts three tackles in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones collected three stops in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings, ending the season with 90 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

Jones became a regular part of the defense in Week 5 when the Bears dealt with injuries at linebacker, and in the following eight games he was an IDP star by averaging a shade under eight tackles while notching a pair of sacks. Unfortunately, the coaching staff moved him back into a reserve role over the last four games of the season, making him a non-factor for fantasy managers. He'll enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, but if he lands a starting job he should be a weekly fantasy starter.

December 4, 2017 09:04 PM
Bears' Christian Jones: Huge effort in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones notched 13 tackles (10 solo) -- including a sack -- in Sunday's 15-14 loss to the 49ers.

Jones continues to be a huge playmaker for the Bears, with Sunday's tally marking his highest tackle total of the season. With three sacks over his last five games and at least seven tackles in seven of his eight contests, he's become a borderline elite IDP option.

November 20, 2017 08:40 PM
Bears' Christian Jones: Continues high-level production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones notched a sack and eight tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

Jones was Chicago's most productive defender, generating his sixth straight strong performance. Since moving into the lineup, he's recorded at least seven tackles in each game while adding a pair of sacks. He's quickly become an excellent IDP option who should be rostered in just about every league.

November 13, 2017 08:12 PM
Bears' Christian Jones: Another strong effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones posted eight tackles in Chicago's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Jones continues to be an excellent IDP option, as he's piled up at least seven tackles in five straight contests. However, when Danny Trevathan (calf) returns to action, the coaching staff will have to decide if Jones or Nick Kwiatkoski will remain in the starting lineup.

October 30, 2017 11:44 AM
Bears' Christian Jones: Collects first sack of 2017 on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones recorded a sack while adding seven tackles in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Saints.

Jones has been extremely productive since seeing a spike in playing time due to injuries at the linebacker position. Over his last four games, he's averaging 8.8 tackles while adding a sack, and although he hasn't been an elite IDP option, he's been performing in the tier just below that level.

October 23, 2017 01:36 PM
Bears' Christian Jones: Leads team with 11 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones tallied 11 stops in Sunday's 17-3 victory over the Panthers.

The Chicago defense consistently pressured Cam Newton, forcing the Panthers into a very conservative offensive attack. As a result, Jones was easily the most productive tackler on the team in this contest. Since being pressed into action due to injuries at the linebacker position, Jones has posted eight tackles apiece in three straight games. Therefore, he'll serve as a consistent IDP option as long as he continues to see regular snaps.

September 17, 2017 11:48 AM
Bears' Christian Jones: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (back) is active for Sunday's Week 2 contest against Tampa Bay, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

Jones recorded just one tackle in the Bears' Week 1 loss to Atlanta after seeing limited snaps in his backup linebacking role. He isn't likely to see a significant amount of time against the Buccaneers this week.

September 15, 2017 02:40 PM
Bears' Christian Jones: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Zach Zaidman of Bears All Access reports.

Jones made one tackle in Week 1 but only played on special teams. If Jones cannot play, expect Jonathan Anderson to take most of Jones' special teams snaps.

March 12, 2017 03:20 AM
Bears' Christian Jones: Re-signs with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones re-signed with the Bears on a one-year deal Saturday.

The third-year linebacker took a sizeable step back in production during 2016 following the club's signings of Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan, notching just 15 tackles (nine solo) on the campaign. Trevathan (knee) could begin 2017 on the PUP list, potentially opening a starting spot early in the season for Jones once again.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Chicago Bears166942.0272000.0001
2015Chicago Bears158662.0240000.0004
2016Chicago Bears16159.060000.0001
2017Chicago Bears169060.0302000.0002
2018Detroit Lions166948.0211000.0003
2019Detroit Lions135129.0222000.0004
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014Chicago Bears1600001210
2015Chicago Bears1500001010
2016Chicago Bears1600000000
2017Chicago Bears1600101010
2018Detroit Lions1600100000
2019Detroit Lions1300001010

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