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Greg Jones | Linebacker | #47

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 238
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (185) / NYG

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Titans signed LB Greg Jones, formerly of the Jaguars.
The 2011 sixth-rounder was waived nine days ago. Jones appeared in just six games last season, notching four tackles. He's a camp body. Wed, May 15, 2013 05:27:00 PM

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Jaguars waived LB Greg Jones and RB Richard Murphy.

They signed rookie minicamp standouts RB De'Leon Eskridge and DE J.D. Griggs. Jones was a decorated college player at Michigan State, but has flamed out fast in the NFL after "falling" to the sixth round of the 2011 draft.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Jaguars placed LB Greg Jones (leg) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Jones fractured his leg in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Patriots. He appeared in six games for the Jags after getting waived by the Giants this season, making four tackles as a primary special teamer.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 12:22:00 PM

Jaguars signed MLB Greg Jones.

Jones, a sixth-round pick of the Giants in 2011, actually opened his rookie year as a starter. But he was quickly demoted, finished out the year as a special teamer and was then released at final cuts. Jones will be depth behind Paul Posluszny in Jacksonville.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:46:00 AM

Giants waived LB Greg Jones.

Jones opened last year as the Giants' starting middle linebacker, but faceplanted and finished out the season as a special teamer. He was moved to outside linebacker this offseason. Jones lacks ideal size for the inside and doesn't have enough speed for the outside.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 10:44:00 AM

The Giants have moved second-year LB Greg Jones from middle to outside linebacker.

Jones failed in an early-season audition at middle linebacker last year, finishing out his rookie season as a reserve and special teamer. A 2011 sixth-round pick out of Michigan State, Jones is battling for a roster spot in 2012.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 03:21:00 PM

Rookie Greg Jones is expected to remain the Giants' starting middle linebacker going forward.

Jones managed four tackles in Week 1, leaving the field on passing downs and playing just over 50 percent of the snaps. The Giants were pleased with Jones' run defense, however, and Pro Football Focus gave him a top-15 run-stopping inside linebacker grade in the opener. Jones' role figures to grow so long as his performance doesn't tail off. He's about an LB4 in IDP leagues.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 11:01:00 PM

Sixth-round pick Greg Jones will most likely be the Giants' starter at middle linebacker this Sunday.

The Giants are fully expected to sign a veteran free agent to take Jonathan Goff's place on the roster, but it's unlikely they would be ready to start by this Sunday. Jones ran with the Giants' third teamers during training camp, and could get eaten up by Tim Hightower and the Redskins' rushing attack this weekend.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 10:50:00 PM

Giants selected Michigan State LB Greg Jones with the No. 185 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Jones is the most decorated college player that will go in the sixth or seventh round of this year's draft. A two-time first-team All-American who racked up an incredible 465 tackles in his college career, Jones fell due to concerns over his size (6'0/240) and playing speed. He ran in the 4.69-4.78 range at the Spartans' March 16 Pro Day. Inside linebackers like Jones often fall when they lack elite measurables, but we wouldn't put it past him to be the next Stephen Tulloch or London Fletcher. In New York, the depth chart ahead of him isn't too stiff for Jones to battle himself into an immediate role.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 04:20:00 PM

Michigan State ILB Greg Jones was timed in the 4.69-4.78 range in the forty at the Spartans' Wednesday Pro Day.

Jones ran 4.75 in Indy, so this isn't much of an improvement on what should be a faster track. A projected fourth- to fifth-round pick at this stage, Jones has seen his draft stock fall since deciding to stay in school for his senior year. In the right scheme, however, it wouldn't be surprising to see the prolific linebacker flourish ala Stephen Tulloch or London Fletcher.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 01:29:00 PM

Due to less than ideal size, Senior Bowl LBs coach Paul Guenther predicts that Michigan State's Greg Jones will have to move from middle linebacker to the weak side at the next level.

Guenther is also the Bengals' linebackers coach. He believes Jones' sub-6'0" frame "would not hold up" at his college position. We heard the same of London Fletcher and Stephen Tulloch, of course, and they've fared just fine. Fletcher is generously listed at 5-foot-10, while Tulloch is 5-foot-11.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 12:41:00 AM

Michigan State LB Greg Jones measured 5-foot-11 7/8" and 240 pounds during Monday's Senior Bowl weigh-in.

It's nearly full inches shorter than his college listing. No one doubts that Jones can play -- he was one of the most prolific tacklers in college football history -- but NFL teams tend to get picky about size. Jones is looking like a probable second-round pick. He projects as a middle linebacker in a 4-3 scheme.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 01:08:00 PM