Vikings bring back C Brett Jones

The Minnesota Vikings have brought back C Brett Jones, the team announced today. According to The Athletic’s Chad Graff, the Vikings never had Jones clear out his locker after they cut him last week, which makes you believe that the plan was to bring Jones back all along. 

The 28-year-old Jones was released by Minnesota after the team signed WR Josh Doctson.

To make room for Jones, the team released TE Brandon Dillon.

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Vikings re-sign C Brett Jones

Minnesota Vikings re-signed C Brett Jones, the team announced today.

According to Twincities.com, it’s a one-year deal that a source said could be worth as much as $1.5 million with incentives. The source said Jones will receive a base salary of about $850,000 and a signing bonus of roughly $100,000.

Jones, 27, enters his second season with the Vikings in 2019 after originally being acquired from the New York Giants via trade on August 26, 2018.

The native of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, appeared in 14 games for Minnesota in 2018, making three starts at center. Prior to joining the Vikings, Jones appeared in 30 games in three seasons with the Giants, making 14 starts.

Jones spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, helping the club to a Grey Cup title in 2014 and earning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman award for his efforts.