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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Vikings Sign DE/UT Datone Jones Reply with quote

Adam Schefter‏ @AdamSchefter
Vikings signed former Packers DE Datone Jones.

Mike Garafolo‏ @MikeGarafolo
DE Datone Jones' deal with the Vikings: One year, $3.75 million with the chance to make $5 million, source says.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said in the other thread...I like it. He's an excellent fit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness!

That will put an end to all the complaints here about Spielman not signing enough FAs..... for about an hour. Then, back to status quo.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great depth signing. He should see plenty of snaps rotating along the defensive line.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal, I think. They needed another backup DL.

Go get a CB, thanks,
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can he help stop the run?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jones led the team (Packers) in QB hits last season in his first stint at OLB. Jones had as many hurries as Suggs, Orakpo and Bruce Irvin and in a non-featured role (one paying him $8+ million a year).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too wild about the signing, but its solid nonetheless. He should be a nice rotation guy, and has some versatility. Wouldnt mind him pass rushing from the 3tech. I think he played well for GB last year. And if i remember correctly he gave Phil Loadholt some fits a few years ago.

Also id expect Latavius Murray to be the next new Viking.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Garafolo‏ @MikeGarafolo
DE Datone Jones' deal with the Vikings: One year, $3.75 million with the chance to make $5 million, source says.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd assume this is a one year deal for depth in which case he wouldn't help much at DE behind three superior players so I'd hope he is either being brought in to be an UT and potentially fill for Tom Johnson and Shariff Floyd or at LB since that is where he excelled in Green Bay.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the signing, just adds a little more versatility to the defense.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great back-end DL, since he can help out at multiple spots.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great signing. Hunter, Robison and Jones we have a lot of great pass rushers to rotate at LDE/UT
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically Datone and Sharif Floyd will be competing to see who stays at 3 tech beyond this season imo. Whoever plays well, resign them.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric dunn wrote:
Basically Datone and Sharif Floyd will be competing to see who stays at 3 tech beyond this season imo. Whoever plays well, resign them.


Yeah I like that. Training camp should be fun
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