Just a month after signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, linebacker Greg Jones will be placed on the injured reserve by the team after fracturing his leg in yesterday’s narrow 23-16 home loss to the New England Patriots. Jones was able to record one of his four special teams tackles on the season in six game appearances for the Jags.
Ryan O’Halloran tweeted the news from head coach Mike Mularkey.
Last season, Jones was a starting linebacker for the New York Giants but performed so poorly that he was demoted to a special teamer. He is an above-average core special teamer and signed on with Jacksonville last month after being waived by the Giants during the 53-man roster cuts ahead of September.
Jones is a 24-year-old product of Michigan State and is currently in his second season in the league. He was signed with the original intent of being an emergency backup to star middle linebacker Paul Posluszny, as well as filling out his role as a special teamer. We wish him the best in his recovery, and he is one of a few Jaguars to sustain injuries against the Patriots.
Both star wide receiver Cecil Shorts and guard Uche Nwaneri sustained concussions yesterday.
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