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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08/31/15 - DE Datone Jones (knee) did not play on Saturday and his status for the final pre-season game in unknown.
08/27/15 - DE Datone Jones didn't practice Tuesday and Wednesday because of a knee injury that knocked him out of the preseason loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday. JOnes isn't likely to play Saturday against Philadelphia.
08/26/15 - DE Datone Jones didn't practice Tuesday because of a knee injury that knocked him out of the preseason loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Jones, a returning starter, won't be available to the team at the start of the season in two weeks because of a one-game suspension imposed by the NFL for a violation of its substance-abuse policy.
08/03/15 - DE Datone Jones made his first public comments since drawing a one-game suspension from the league in early July.
"Football can be taken away from you, and I'm not a young player anymore," said Jones, entering his third pro season.
The league punished Jones, Green Bay's first-round draft pick in 2013, for a violation of its substance-abuse policy.
Jones reportedly was ticketed by Green Bay police for marijuana possession in the early morning of Jan. 19, shortly after the Packers returned from Seattle following their stunning overtime loss to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.
Jones issued an apology to the Packers organization and its fans in an opening statement he made at his locker after practice Monday.
"I have to make better decisions, and I have to be accountable to my teammates," Jones said. "What I do off the field affects them as well. Every day that I leave this facility, every day that I go home, I always try to keep in mind that I'm not only doing this for myself but I'm doing this for teammates as well."
Jones said he had "no reason" to appeal the suspension, which will keep him from the team the first week of the regular season, including the Sept. 13 opener at the Chicago Bears.
"For me, it was just to move on with the situation, get ready for training camp, make sure my mind was all right for training camp and get ready for Week 2 against Seattle," Jones said.
"I was pretty hurt about it because I can't go out there Week 1 against Chicago," he added. "(But) I did it to myself."
07/06/15 - DE Datone Jones has been suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2015 season for violating the policy on substances of abuse.
Jones will miss the Packers' opener against the Chicago Bears and be eligible to return for a Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He will be able to join offseason practices and play in preseason games.
Last season, Jones battled an ankle injury and finished with a disappointing 1.5 sacks after having 3.5 as a rookie in 2013.
11/24/14 - DE Datone Jones played in Sunday's road victory over the Vikings. Jones was questionable coming into the game after he re-injured his right ankle in practice Thursday. Jones missed three games earlier in the season because of the injury.
11/10/14 - DE Datone Jones returned to action Sunday night. Jones, who didn't make the start with the Packers' opening the contest with just two defensive linemen, had missed the previous three games because of a sprained right ankle.
11/06/14 - DE Datone Jones looks to be in good shape for playing Sunday night against Chicago after being sidelined the last three games with a sprained ankle. Jones has practiced with full status the last two days.
11/05/14 - DE Datone Jones was cleared to practice in full Wednesday for the first time since he suffered a sprained right ankle in the Week 5 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 2. Jones, a starter, subsequently missed the next three games. He appears to be heading toward a return to action Sunday night against Chicago.
11/03/14 - DE Datone Jones participated in the team's on-field work Monday and expressed optimism afterward that he is ready to return to game action. Jones, a starter, has missed the last three games because of a sprained right ankle.