The Saints have filled the open spot on their 90-man roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed veteran fullback Greg Jones. The club made a series of moves yesterday that left just 89 players on the roster, creating an opening for Jones.
A former second-round pick, Jones spent nine seasons with the Jaguars before playing for the Texans in 2013. Primarily serving as a blocker, the 33-year-old has nonetheless accumulated 272 career carries, racking up 913 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Per Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required), Jones was the league’s best blocking fullback in 2010, and has ranked among the top 10 in that category in the years since.
With Jed Collins departing in free agency, New Orleans signed fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal that included $1MM in fully guaranteed money earlier in the offseason. However, Lorig has not been in attendance at the Saints’ training camp for the last several days, and the team has not explained his absence or commented on any injury he may have sustained.
Jones also visited the Falcons this offseason.