The Minnesota Vikings will re-sign Canadian offensive lineman Brett Jones, according to Rod Pedersen.
— Rod Pedersen (@rodpedersen) September 9, 2019
Jones had made the 53-man roster following training camp, but following the signing of receiver Josh Doctson Minnesota released him.
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).