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Lions signing DE Datone Jones for defensive line depth

Oct
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10/10/2017 8:56:01 AM
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The Detroit Lions are signing former Green Bay first-round pick Datone Jones to help bolster the team's defensive line, a source confirmed to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.

The 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive end was the No. 26 overall pick in the 2013 draft and then spent four seasons with the Packers. The 27-year-old started seven games over four years for Green Bay with 73 tackles, nine sacks and seven passes defended.

Jones then spent training camp this season with Minnesota before being placed on injured reserve. He was eventually released with an injury settlement, which freed him up to sign with the Lions.

The NFL Network first reported that the Lions would sign Jones.

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