The Minnesota Vikings have released Canadian offensive lineman Brett Jones.
Jones had made the 53-man roster following training camp, but following the signing of receiver Josh Doctson Minnesota made the move to have enough space.
The Vikings acquired the former Calgary Stampeder offensive lineman in a trade during August 2018 with the New York Giants in exchange for a 2019 NFL draft pick.
Jones started three games at centre and suited up in 14 contests last season for the Vikings. He had signed a one-year extension in April, which included $100,00 to sign, but that’s all the money Jones gets from the deal.
The 6-foot-2, 312-pound Jones started 13 games for the Giants in 2017. His first career NFL start actually came at left guard in 2016. Jones has earned over $4 million dollars through four NFL seasons, starting 17 of 44 active games.
The 28-year-old Jones originally signed with the Giants in 2015 after winning the Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Lineman awards in successive CFL campaigns (2013 and 2014).
Jones becomes an NFL free agent.