After spending the last week as a free agent, it sounds like Brett Jones is going to land back in Minnesota. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports (via Twitter) that the veteran center is expected to re-sign with the Vikings. Jones returned to Minnesota last night, and he could be signed as soon as tomorrow.
The Vikings let go of the 28-year-old last Monday to make room for wideout Josh Doctson. At the time, Tomasson suspected that the six-year pro would end up back in Minny. The reporter’s intuition proved to be right.
Hailing from Saskatchewan, Jones spent two years in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders, earning an All-Star nod and a league championship in 2014. He eventually made his way to the NFL after signing with the Giants in 2015. He spent the next three years with the organization, including a 2017 campaign where he started 13 of his 16 games.
Last August, Jones was traded from the Giants to the Vikings in exchange for a seventh-rounder. He started the first three games in place of Pat Elflein, and he ultimately settled into a backup role for his other 11 appearances. He re-signed with the organization this offseason on a one-year deal that could pay upwards of $1.5MM. It’s uncertain if he’ll receive a similar contract this time around.
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