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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:03 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones reported to camp at 285 pounds, which was his playing weight as a rookie, and he said he lost body fat and feels stronger. He is starting at left end in the base 3-4 defense this year and is playing alongside DE Mike Daniels in the sub pass rush. Jones has been struggling a bit in camp during rush drills, however. The common denominator appeared to be an inability to finish in drills Thursday, July 31.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 -0700
Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji and DE Mike Daniels have been joining DE Datone Jones in the starting base defensive line in training camp.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:02:36 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones and DT Mike Daniels will tandem as the primary inside pass rushers in the nickel package. Jones would like to be a three-down player, but he has not carved out a role in obvious run situations. By his own admission, Jones relied too much on his quickness and athleticism last season rather than using his power. This year, he plans to attack offensive linemen with his strength in an effort improve upon his 3.5-sack rookie season.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:51:52 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones wants to utilize his hands better this season, because he stuck to blockers too much last season and was ineffective. Jones' ankle injury suffered early last season is no longer a concern.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:20:27 -0700
The Green Bay Packers plan to expand DE Datone Jones' role in his sophomore season this year. He has teamed with DT Mike Daniels in obvious passing situations during organized team activities. "I'm already feeling 100 times better than how I felt last year," Jones said. "I had a full offseason, and I learned so much from these older guys so far. I'm just ready to go out and play."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:57:54 -0800
The Green Bay Packers are committed to rebuilding its defense in a way that best suits the philosophy of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. That means getting more athletics and versatile along the defensive line. That might be bad news for DT B.J. Raji, who turned down $8 million to stay with the team last season. The team wants linemen that better resemble DT Datone Jones. Raji and DT Ryan Pickett, who are 330 pounds, might no longer fit what the club wants to do.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:52:37 -0800
Green Bay Packers DL Datone Jones has three sacks in his last two games, and the rookie lineman believes he is finally coming around after early-season injuries stunted his growth. "I've had to get used to that again, coming off the bench and giving it my all on that one play because I might not get another play for another series or two. I've had to get that in my mindset, that whenever I come on the field, it has to be a thousand percent," Jones said.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:54:41 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones (ankle) is still trying to work through an ankle injury. "We'll see with Datone. I don't think he's confident on that ankle yet," said defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, declining to get into specifics with the injury. "He's still trying to work through playing through the pain of that ankle right now. He's not complaining about it. But he's working through it."
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:16:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers DT Datone Jones (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19, after missing all of last week due ti a sprained left ankle.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:28:44 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said DE Datone Jones (ankle) is still undergoing tests on the ankle injury he suffered in the first preseason game. There is no timetable for Jones' return at this point.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:15:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Johnny Jolly (cramps), DE Mike Neal (abdomen) and DE Datone Jones (illness) are back at practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:23:02 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones lined up at one of the middle positions on special teams Tuesday, July 30, running down and covering a kickoff. "He can run," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's a major matchup problem. But we'll work him as a backup. I don't see that as a primary role for Datone, but he has a unique skill set, and it's important for our young guys to come in and make sure they're ready to go on special teams."
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:42:42 -0700
Green Bay Packers rookie DE Datone Jones is starting in nickel situations with DT B.J. Raji in the middle Friday, July 26.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:44:22 -0700
The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with DL Datone Jones, their first-round pick, on a four-year contract Wednesday, July 24. Jones will receive about $7.7 million over the four years, and the guaranteed portion is in the range of $6.3 million. He will receive a signing bonus of just less than $4 million.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:03:41 -0700
The Green Bay Packers likely will use DE Datone Jones as at right defensive end in their 3-4 defensive alignment and could also move him to defensive tackle in certain passing situations.
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:14:24 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones said he currently weighs 285 pounds and expects to play at between 285 pounds and 290 pounds this season.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:59:14 -0700
The Green Bay Packers selected UCLA DE Datone Jones with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: He gives the Pack versatility along the defensive line, which should plug up some of their run defense holes. Green Bay has enough defensive explosiveness to remain starter-worthy for DT leagues, and Jones' motor could make him an IDP option as depth.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:04:28 -0700
The New England Patriots met with Azusa Pacific OT Luke Marquardt, UCLA DE Datone Jones and Nevada SS Duke Williams Monday, April 15.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:09:18 -0700
The Cleveland Browns have conducted a private workout with UCLA DE Datone Jones.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:28:53 -0800
UCLA DE Datone Jones showed ability to change directions quickly while displaying rare explosiveness for a man of his size during workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine. He left Indianapolis with no doubt he will be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:14:57 -0800
UCLA DE Datone Jones posted a time of 4.80 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He also had 29 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, a 31 1/2-inch vertical leap, 9-foot-4 broad jump, 7.32 seconds in the three-cone drill and 4.32 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:12:57 -0800
UCLA DE Datone Jones currently has a second-round grade, according to NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock; however, his value could also be on the rise.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:57:29 -0800
UCLA DE Datone Jones posted a time of 4.84 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:34:27 -0800
The Seattle Seahawks have met with UCLA DE Datone Jones at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:43:58 -0800
UCLA DE Datone Jones measured in at 6-foot-3 7/8, 283 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:52:46 -0800
Scouts were impressed with UCLA DL Datone Jones at the Senior Bowl this week, but the thinking is he won't go early in the draft because he doesn't fit one particular position at the next level. Most scouts are thinking third round for him right now.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:36:36 -0800
UCLA DE Datone Jones has been doing mixed martial arts training, and it has noticeably improved his hand usage since the fall.