Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 1/26 -- Datone Jones, DE, 6-4, 285, UCLA...Jones should give Green Bay's short-handed and underwhelming defensive line an immediate upgrade as an ideal fit for its diversified 3-4 scheme. He's athletic, plays physical and tracks the football in a hurry, tying everything together to blow up the backfield with 19 tackles for loss (6.5 sacks) last season. Jones' experience of playing at multiple spots in the Packers' style of defense will allow coordinator Dom Capers to create pass-rushing mismatches in a tandem with outside linebacker Clay Matthews. - The Sports Xchange
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09/25/16 - OLB Datone Jones (knee), OLB Clay Matthews (ankle/hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (groin), CB Sam Shields (concussion) and DT Letroy Guion (knee) were inactive Sunday against Detroit.
09/24/16 - OLB Datone Jones was downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Green Bay's game versus Detroit. Jones is dealing with a knee injury and did not practice this week.
09/22/16 - OLB/DE Datone Jones hasn't practiced this week, clouding his availability for Sunday's home matchup with the Detroit Lions (1 p.m. ET). Jones, who has a knee injury, has been effective in a situational role for the defense.
09/21/16 - OLB/DE Datone Jones didn't practice on Wednesday because of a knee injury. Jones has contributed a great deal in a situational role the first two games, playing a total of 74 snaps. His status for the home opener Sunday against Detroit won't be known until later in the week.
05/24/16 - DE Datone Jones joined Matthews as an outside pass rusher in Tuesday's OTA workout. The coaches are moving toward featuring Jones as a stand-up elephant end to utilize his pass-rushing skills after three unspectacular seasons by the team's 2013 first-round draft pick.
01/08/16 - DE Datone Jones (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game against the Washington Redskins.
01/07/16 - DE Datone Jones (neck) has yet to practice this week, raising the likelihood he won't be available for Sunday's first-round playoff game at Washington. The situational lineman suffered the injury in the regular-season ending loss to Minnesota on Sunday night. After head coach Mike McCarthy said earlier in the day Thursday that Jones was out of town, presumably to get checked out by a specialist, the former first-round draft pick was at practice in the afternoon riding an exercise bike off to the side. McCarthy suggested the early prognosis for Jones is the neck injury isn't career-threatening. "We're not going down that path," McCarthy said.
01/06/16 - DE Datone Jones (neck) didn't practice Wednesday. Jones, who has been a situational contributor on defense with three sacks this season, suffered the injury in the first half of the loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. His status for the playoff game Sunday is up in the air.
01/04/16 - DE Datone Jones (neck) dropped out of the loss to Minnesota on Sunday night late in the first half. Head coach Mike McCarthy didn't have an update on Jones on Monday as the Packers began preparations for the first-round playoff game at Washington on Sunday.
10/01/15 - DE Datone Jones (head) practiced Thursday on a full-time basis for the second straight day and doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of not playing Sunday against the 49ers. After being examined for a concussion following his collision with linebacker Joe Thomas on an open-field tackle of Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in Green Bay's win Monday night, Jones quickly jumped back onto the field Wednesday. Jones said he was never diagnosed as having a concussion, insisting a lunging Thomas' helmet jarred the lineman's shoulder and neck, not his head.