Jones’ contract will now run through the 2021 season. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear those. Jones originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent back in 2014, and spent his first four years with the Bears. He jumped to the NFC North rival Lions before last season, and ended up starting all 16 games in Matt Patricia’s first year as coach. So far this season he has started all seven games for Detroit, racking up 28 tackles, two sacks, and four passes defended.
Jones signed a two-year, $6.35MM deal last offseason, and will presumably be getting a raise now. The Florida State product has been a solid inside linebacker this year while also contributing on special teams. The Lions are 3-3-1 and struggling to stay afloat in a highly competitive NFC North. They have a pivotal game against the Raiders coming on Sunday.
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