Packers free agent Datone Jones signs with Vikings

Packers free agent Datone Jones signs with Vikings

Packers free agent Datone Jones signs with Vikings

The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Jones played defensive end in 59 of a possible 64 regular-season games, mostly as a backup.

The contract is for one year and is worth $3.75 million with a chance to be as high as $5 million, according to Mike Garafolo.

The Packers shake-up in the backfield and secondary continued on Tuesday with reports of Eddie Lacy leaving for the Seahawks, and Davon House returning to Green Bay.

While visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, he came to an agreement with the Packers.

On a similar topic, Green Bay had to watch another one of its players choose a divisional rival in free agency when guard T.J. Lang signed with the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

House, 27, started all 16 games in 2015 for Jacksonville and led the team with four interceptions while setting a single-season franchise record with 23 pass breakups.

The Vikings already have Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Danielle Hunter at defensive end, but reserve defensive end Justin Trattou is a free agent. Jones figures to be a candidate to play three-technique defensive tackle.

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