Alouettes release former first-round NFL pick, DL Datone Jones

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The Montreal Alouettes have released former first-round NFL pick, defensive lineman Datone Jones.

Jones signed with the Als in January and spent over two weeks in training camp with the team.

He came to Montreal after seven seasons in the NFL. The six-foot-two, 241-pounder was selected 26th overall by the Packers as their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and played four seasons in Green Bay. The Los Angeles, CA native also suited up for the Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders during his NFL career.

During 68 games in the NFL, Jones amassed 57 solo tackles and 25 assisted tackles, in addition to ten quarterback sacks and eight knockdowns, and also registered two interceptions. He helped the Packers reach the playoffs in each of his four seasons spent in Wisconsin, registering nine tackles and 0.5 sacks in eight post-season games.

Jones played his NCAA career with the UCLA Bruins, where he started all 28 games in two seasons, 2011 and 2012. He registered 19 tackles and 6.5 quarterback sacks in his senior year.

The 31-year-old Jones earned over $10 million in the NFL.