The Colts and Arthur Jones have worked out a deal that will keep the defensive tackle with the team in 2016. Jones will now earn a payout of $2.5MM rather than the $4.5MM he was originally slated to make, a source tells Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Jones can still earn that $2MM back, however, through roster bonuses and performance incentives.
Jones’ short career with the Colts hasn’t gone according to plan. He was a disappointment in 2014 – his first season with the team – after signing a five-year, $33MM deal to leave Baltimore for Indianapolis, totaling 23 tackles and 1.5 sacks in just nine games (three starts). Then, as he was gearing up for what he hoped would be a bounce-back campaign, Jones tore ligaments in his ankle. In September, Jones went under the knife, ending his 2015 season before it could even begin.
In 529 snaps for the Ravens in 2013, Jones recorded a +15.7 PFF grade, performing very well against the run while also compiling 25 quarterback pressures.
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