Canadian OL Brett Jones released by Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings have released Canadian offensive lineman Brett Jones.

Jones was activated from the practice squad in Week 2 and played in five games since.

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He suited up in two games last season and started three contests at centre in 2018 for Minnesota. The six-foot-two, 312-pounder has played in 51 career NFL games through five seasons, starting 17. The 29-year-old has earned over $6 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. The Vikings acquired Jones in a trade during August 2018 with New York in exchange for a 2019 NFL draft pick.

The veteran Canadian is on the open NFL market.