Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that Brett Jones is a wanted man.
The Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, and Green Bay Packers are interested in signing the versatile guard/centre who has been in the NFL since 2015.
The 29-year-old has spent the last three seasons between the active and practice rosters of the Minnesota Vikings. He dressed for 15 games in 2020 — starting two — and a return to Minnesota hasn’t been ruled out.
Jones is not eligible to sign with a new team until free agency officially opens on Wednesday, March 17. Monday marked the start of the NFL’s negotiating window, which allows pending free agents to begin speaking with other clubs.
The Weyburn, Sask. native was selected in the second round of the 2013 CFL draft by the Calgary Stampeders. After winning Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman over his first two years, Jones inked a contract with the New York Giants.
The Vikings acquired Jones in a trade during August 2018 in exchange for a 2019 NFL draft pick. He has appeared in 61 career NFL games, making 19 starts over six seasons.