THURSDAY, 1:06pm: Jones officially signed his one-day contract with the Jags and announced his retirement today (Twitter link).
WEDNESDAY, 1:00pm: The Jaguars will hold a press conference at 2:00pm eastern time tomorrow to formally announce the retirement of fullback Greg Jones, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Jones, who spent most of his 10-year career in Jacksonville, will retire as a Jaguar.
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 ranked among the top 10 in that category in each of the next three seasons. For his career, he appeared in 131 total contests, starting 72.
Jones inked a deal with the Saints last summer, but was cut during roster cutdowns at the end of the preseason, and didn’t end up playing for an NFL team in 2014. The most recent update we heard on the Florida State product came in October when he auditioned for the Seahawks.