EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced the signing of free agent
Jones arrives in Minnesota after four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, who selected the UCLA product with the 26th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He played in 59 games, including seven starts, and totaled 80 tackles (58 solo), 9.0 sacks, seven passes defended, an interception and two fumble recoveries.
In addition to crossing the border, Jones will be shifting from the Packers 3-4 base in which he’s played defensive end and outside linebacker to likely manning the defensive line in the Vikings 4-3 base.
Jones tackled Cordarrelle Patterson for a loss of 2 yards in the Vikings 17-14 win over the Packers in Week 2. The play was a carry by the former receiver, who took a handoff from running back
Jones also recorded a quarterback hit of
In Week 16, Jones started at left outside linebacker but also played on the defensive line and on special teams.
Jones recorded an impressive 19 tackles for loss as a senior at UCLA. The native of Compton, California, finished his college career with 148 tackles (90 solo), 36.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles.