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Greg Jones | Running Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/9/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 251
College: Florida State
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Jaguars FB Greg Jones has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons.
Jones will sign a contract with the Jaguars to retire as a member of the team after spending the first nine seasons of his career in Jacksonville. He was the 55th pick in the 2004 draft, but wasn't cutting it as a running back early on, so he switched to fullback. Jones was Pro Football Focus' No. 1-ranked fullback in 2007 and 2008 and again in 2010. He paved the way for Maurice Jones-Drew. Jan 14 - 2:00 PM

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Saints signed FB Greg Jones.

Jones, 33, has been one of the better lead blockers of the past decade. His play has understandably dipped over the past few years. The Saints are bringing Jones in to compete with Erik Lorig. Jones spent last season with the Texans.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Free agent FB Greg Jones is visiting the Falcons.

Jones, 33 next month, has paved the way for the likes of Fred Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Arian Foster the past decade. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 lead blocker in 2013. Atlanta's in the market for an upgrade on Patrick DiMarco.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Texans agreed to terms with FB Greg Jones, formerly of the Jaguars, on a one-year contract.

Jones was the lead blocker in Jacksonville the past nine seasons, paving the way for Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor. He'll be Arian Foster's fourth fullback in as many seasons. Jones played just 246 snaps last season, which was 20th among fullbacks. Jones turns 32 in May, but Pro Football Focus graded him as a top-three lead blocker each of the past three years. The beat will go on for Foster.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Free agent FB Greg Jones will visit the Texans Tuesday.

After losing James Casey to the Eagles in free agency, the Texans are on the hunt for Arian Foster's lead blocker once again. They moved on from Vonta Leach after 2010 and replaced Lawrence Vickers following the 2011 season, but haven't missed a beat in the running game. Jones graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 3 blocking fullback last season, behind only Leach and Rhett Ellison.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 10:02:00 AM

The Jaguars are interested in bringing back free agent FB Greg Jones.

The new coaching staff says there is room for a fullback in the offense, and the Florida Times Union says Jones could be re-signed later this week, before free agency opens. Coach Gus Bradley saw FB Michael Robinson go to the Pro Bowl while the two were with the Seahawks in 2011.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:32:00 PM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones (thigh) is expected to return to the lineup this week against the Bills.

Jones' Week 8 injury was initially described as a "bruise," but he's calling it a strain. The 31-year-old is one of the league's top fullbacks, so his return could help spark an ailing run game. Will Ta'ufo'ou has been getting the reps at fullback during Jones' absence.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 05:36:00 PM

Due $3.1 million this season, Jaguars FB Greg Jones may have to take a paycut to stay on the roster.

Jones is no longer a factor as a runner, but he did grade out as the best lead blocker in the league last season, according to Pro Football Focus. As Charlie Bernstein of Fox Sports Florida points out, "the fullback position is going the way of the newspaper and Jacksonville is a cash poor team." The Jags may turn to Brock Bolen if Jones isn't amenable to a paycut.
Tue, May 24, 2011 05:29:00 PM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones has resumed practicing after undergoing surgery to repair a high ankle sprain in the offseason.

Jones has undergone countless surgeries since college, and received just six carries over the last two seasons. Salvaging his career as a fullback, Jones will return as the lead blocker in front of Maurice Jones-Drew.
Source: jaguars.com
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 03:13:00 PM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones (high ankle sprain) will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Jones' injury is not serious, but it's unlikely he could recover in time to help the Jaguars again this season. Montell Owens takes over as Maurice Jones-Drew's lead blocker and is a downgrade. Rookie Brock Bolen was also promoted off the practice squad and is expected to get some snaps.
Thu, Dec 17, 2009 10:21:00 AM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15.

Jones will seek a second opinion before the Jags decide whether to place him on injured reserve. Montell Owens will start at fullback, though he's a downgrade as a lead blocker.
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 02:48:00 PM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones (ankle) is in a walking boot and could be out an extended period of time.

Jones was injured during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Montell Owens is expected to start at fullback on Sunday.
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 11:26:00 AM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones went to the locker room for X-rays after injuring his ankle in the fourth quarter Sunday.

The extent of Jones' injury is unknown. Primarily a lead blocker, Jones has only four carries and five receptions through 12 starts this season.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 03:45:00 PM

Greg Jones is expected to open the season as Maurice Jones-Drew's primary backup.

Rookie Rashad Jennings has shown little since the first week of camp, and Chauncey Washington is battling for a roster spot. It's not an ideal handcuff scenario for MJD owners as Jones would likely split touches with the other backs.
Source: jaguars.com
Thu, Sep 3, 2009 07:39:00 PM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones didn't sound confident Saturday when asked about his role as a ball carrier possibly expanding.

"I'm not going to lie. It's been a while for me (running the ball)," he said. "It's not as polished as it used to be." Expect a lot of rookie Rashad Jennings on Monday night. The duo is vying to be Maurice Jones-Drew's backup.
Sun, Aug 16, 2009 02:01:00 PM

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5Nic Jacobs
K1Josh Scobee
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