Jaguars To Re-Sign S Josh Jones

A starter for the Jaguars last season, Josh Jones will return to the team despite its regime change. The veteran safety agreed to terms to stay with Jacksonville on Friday, Adam Schefter of tweets.

Jones started 13 games for the Jags last season, his most frequent first-string work since going off the 2017 draft board in Round 2. He will be back in the mix under Urban Meyer and defensive coordinator Joe Cullen.

The Packers chose Jones 61st overall in 2017 but cut him ahead of the 2019 season. Jones, who started 12 games as a Packer from 2017-18, landed with the Cowboys but did not see much action in 2019. The Jaguars claimed Jones off waivers in December 2019 and turned to him during a grim 2020 season. The North Carolina State alum made 83 tackles and intercepted a pass in his lone Jags slate; Pro Football Focus graded Jones 89th overall among qualified safeties last season.

Jacksonville signed Rayshawn Jenkins from the Chargers but otherwise returns most of its safety group from last season.

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