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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03/14/17 - DE Datone Jones signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced. Details of the contract were not announced, but NFL Network reported Jones signed a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. Jones can play either defensive end or outside linebacker. A first-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2013, Jones played his first four NFL season with the Green Bay Packers and played in 59 games.
10/03/16 - DE/OLB Datone Jones practiced Monday. The versatile backup didn't play the pre-bye win over the Lions on Sept. 25 because of a knee injury.
09/26/16 - DE/LB Datone Jones was held out of Sunday's win over Detroit because of a knee injury he sustained in the previous game. Jones said Monday he felt he could have played against the Lions.
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.