Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #1 ILB, #14/750 Overall, 1-2 2010: One of 10 players in the nation to earn unanimous first-team All-American honors (The Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of American and the Sporting News) . . . was the only repeat selection from the 2009 team to the 2010 AFCA and AP All-America Teams . . . also garnered first-team All-America accolades by SI.com, Phil Steele, CBSSports.com and Scout.com . . . named to the All-Big Ten first team for the third straight year . . . earned the Governor's Award (Team MVP) . . . led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten in tackles (8.2 pg; 106 total) . . . tied for team lead team with 10.0 tackles for loss (20 yards) . . . tied for second in Big Ten with three forced fumbles . . . named one of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, one of 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award and one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award . . . also named one of 23 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy, which is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year . . .2009: Consensus All-American ranked first in the Big Ten and third in the nation with 154 tackles (11.8 avg.) . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten and tied for 30th in the nation with nine sacks (53 yards) . . . also ranked 10th in the conference and tied for 51st in the FBS with a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss (68 yards) . . . his 154 tackles were the seventh-highest single-season total in MSU history . . .2008: First-team All-Big Ten selection by the league's head coaches and second-team pick by the media . . . first Spartan linebacker to earn All-Big Ten first-team honors since Josh Thornhill in 2001 . . . named to CollegeFootballNews.com's All-Sophomore Team (first team) . . . presented MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award . . . started all 13 games (eight at SAM linebacker and five at middle linebacker) . . . led the team in tackles for the second straight season with 127 (80 solos, 47 assists)...2007: Named first-team Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com . . . led the team with 78 tackles in 2007, becoming the first true freshman to lead the Spartans in tackles since Dan Bass made 111 stops in 1976 . . . also ranked first among Big Ten freshmen with 78 stops, including 40 solos and 38 assists . . . ranked third on the team in sacks (4.5 for 25 yards) and fourth in tackles for loss (8.5 for 33) . . . appeared in all 13 games, including seven starts at SAM linebacker.
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Draft Scout Greg Jones News
03/28/13 - FB Greg Jones, who spent the past nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, agreed to a free agent deal with the Houston Texans.
The contract is for one year, according to multiple media reports. The Houston Chronicle reported that the $1 million deal includes a $240,000 guarantee. Jones' base salary is $840,000, and he received a $160,000 signing bonus, according to the newspaper.
"Houston best fits me right now," Jones told the Chronicle. "I'm not going to say Jacksonville didn't make an offer. They made an offer. Just right now where I'm at in my career, I think Houston will be best for me right now. ... This'll be my 10th year. I've got more years behind me than in front of me."
Jones, 31, was a semi-regular ballcarrier in three of his first four pro seasons, but he's rarely handled the ball since 2007. Last year, he finished with five carries for 8 yards and 11 receptions for 64 yards while appearing in 12 games (four starts).
He's spent most of his time serving as a blocker for Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew.
12/28/12 - FB Greg Jones didn't practice Wednesday because of a thigh injury but practiced Thursday.
12/24/12 - LB Greg Jones suffered a right ankle injury against the Patriots and his condition will be updated Wednesday.
12/24/12 - LB Greg Jones suffered a right ankle injury against the Patriots and his condition will be updated.
12/21/12 - FB Greg Jones missed practice Wednesday with a thigh injury but practiced Thursday.