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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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.
09/30/15 - DE Datone Jones (head) was cleared to practice Wednesday, doing so as a full participant. Jones was knocked out of the Monday night victory over Kansas City when he collided with linebacker Joe Thomas on an open-field tackle of Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
09/29/15 - DE Datone Jones left the Monday night win over the Chiefs after taking the brunt of a helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Joe Thomas as the teammates converged to tackle scrambling quarterback Alex Smith in the open field. Jones was able to walk off the field and later to the locker room under his own power. McCarthy said Jones was being evaluated for a concussion.
09/17/15 - DE Datone Jones isn't a given to make his belated season debut Sunday night against the Seahawks. The former first-round draft pick returned to the field this week after serving a one-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Head coach Mike McCarthy said before practice Thursday that he would have a better feel for Jones' readiness to play this weekend after seeing him in the team's padded practice. "Let's not forget he's coming off an injury," said McCarthy, referring to a leg injury that kept Jones from playing the final two preseason games.
09/16/15 - DE Datone Jones had his roster exemption lifted Tuesday (Sept. 15) and was restored to the Packers' 53-man roster.
09/16/15 - DE Datone Jones returned to the field Wednesday after serving his NFL-imposed one-game suspension to start the season. The third-year pro, who started three games last season, was added to the 53-man roster. He is eligible to play the home opener Sunday night against Seattle.