Canadian OL Brett Jones added to Minnesota Vikings practice squad

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Canadian offensive lineman Brett Jones was added to the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad after being waived among final training camp roster moves.

Jones suited up in two games last season and started three contests at centre in 2018 for the Vikings. The six-foot-two, 312-pounder has played in 46 career NFL games through four seasons, starting 17. The 29-year-old has earned over $5.3 million through his NFL career so far.

The Weyburn, Sask. native played for the University of Regina where he was an All-Canadian offensive lineman for the Rams. The Calgary Stampeders selected Jones in the second round, 16th overall during the 2013 CFL draft.

After winning the Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman awards in successive CFL campaigns — 2013 and 2014 — Jones inked his initial NFL contract with the New York Giants. Minnesota acquired Jones in a trade during August 2018 with New York in exchange for a 2019 NFL draft pick.

Jones provides a veteran presence for the Vikings and could earn $204,000 USD if he stays on the practice roster all season. Moving up to the active roster would provide the opportunity to make over $730,000.