Vikings cut Datone Jones off injured reserve

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The Vikings reached an injury settlement with defensive lineman Datone Jones and released him off injured reserve, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The move was expected after the Vikings placed him on injured reserve Saturday.

Jones, 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury.

The Packers made Jones a first-round pick in 2013. He played in 59 games over four seasons, starting seven and making 58 tackles and nine sacks.

The Vikings signed him in free agency hoping Jones could become part of their defensive line rotation.

Minnesota will take a $1.6 million cap hit.

59 responses to “Vikings cut Datone Jones off injured reserve

  1. No matter how much the Vikings tried, they couldn’t fix what Green Bay did to him.

  2. Jones is spoiled now that he’s been out of Green Bay this long for indoor plumbing and electricity.

  3. Sometimes my Packers ruin first round players so bad that no one can help them.

  4. In fairness, Datone was tried at a couple different positions in GB and odds were against him cracking even a backup position on the Vikes dl. Good luck to him though.

  5. He could not adjust to the healthy environment Minnesota affords. Restaurants, walking and riding paths. Minnesota is number two in the country having the healthiest residents while cheese curd Wisconsin and the residents are ranked 49th . Only two other states are worst than Wisconsin

  6. flviking says:
    September 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    He could not adjust to the healthy environment Minnesota affords. Restaurants, walking and riding paths. Minnesota is number two in the country having the healthiest residents while cheese curd Wisconsin and the residents are ranked 49th . Only two other states are worst than Wisconsin

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    My bad, Wisconsin is ranked 48th in the nation.

  7. Datone Jones needed more than indoor plumbing to be a decent NFL player. Probably led the league in stupid penalties on third and long.

  8. Well, that’s odd.
    I was under the impression that all Jones needed was some astute, quality coaching.
    At least that’s what I was told over and over again.

    Oh, and Teddy, that stink that you refer to is what’s known as a Winning and World Championship scent.
    I can completely understand why it seems so foreign to you and your brethren.

  9. Zimmer was trying to motivate his team. He asked his team to raise there hands if they are sick of not making the playoffs . Jones did not raise his hand. Zimmer asked Jones why he did not raise his hand. Jones told him he has always been on a playoff team after all he played for the green bay packers. Zimmer now furious brought up the fact the Vikings recently won the division. Jones then told him that the Packers did not try very hard in that game because the packers knew they would have to play the vikings the following week. Zimmer stormed out of the locker room went to his office destroyed some stuffed animals and then cut Jones.

  10. I hope his injury isn’t too serious. All stone throwing aside, this is his career and livelihood. Good luck guy.

  11. So what’s the story here? The Vikings made a $1.6 million blunder signing a guy who proved to be injury prone and the genius(es) above turn it into a Packers insult-fest.

    Hey guy(s) — its your Einstein of a GM who signed the guy. Ted did’t make that offer.

  12. There’s a reason the Packers and the Pats are currently tied with the record for consecutive playoff appearances at 8 each. The Packers have been to the playoffs 19 times in the past 24 years, winning two Super Bowls in that time. The Vikings only accomplishment in that time was duping you purples out of 1.2 BILLION dollars for their shiny, new, disposable, McStadium.

    But I’m with you guys. Please keep telling the Vikings organization how absolutely wonderful they’re doing so they see no need to do any better. You guys are our best ally.

  13. The Vikings invested a ton this offseason on 3 technique DT. After they drafted Jaleel Johnson his time was up. He should catch on somewhere else once he’s healed up. Best of luck to him, he definitely has enough talent to stick in the league.

  14. Just go back and watch this guy’s tape at UCLA. You could see the talent. Some plays he looked like an NFL player. But there were way, way too many times that the kid just refused to compete on a play. It was mind boggling that he would just quit on the play. Why anyone would draft this guy is a mystery to me. If a guy is not a competitor, just cross him off your list and go to the next guy. So many coaches and GM’s have been fired for thinking they have the magic trick to motivate a guy. Everything is right there on the tape.

  15. ish gary is ripping Rick Speilman for taking a flyer on a bust. But ignoring the gM who took him in the 1st round in 2013. Hahaha

  16. Yeah… not getting involved in the hair pulling and purse swinging here. Datone is a helluva good guy but I, like one before me, can’t believe he was a first round pick. No harm in the Vikes trying to see if there was something there and 1.6M is peanuts to these guys. Fact is, Datone is a ‘tweener’ … too small for DL and too slow and unmobile for an OLB. Best of luck, Datone … and … Go Pack!

  17. flviking says:
    September 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    He could not adjust to the healthy environment Minnesota affords. Restaurants, walking and riding paths. Minnesota is number two in the country having the healthiest residents while cheese curd Wisconsin and the residents are ranked 49th . Only two other states are worst than Wisconsin
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    As though any of the antagonists use that stuff. They don’t. Do you live here? I suspect not. I’ve lived in Duluth, Wausau, Milwaukee, and now Burnsville. Do you really want to know the difference? It’s the same as the difference between two guys that are each 5’9″ tall. One weighs 242 and the other weighs 246.

    Get the confetti!

  18. wafflestomp says:
    September 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    Well, that’s odd.
    I was under the impression that all Jones needed was some astute, quality coaching.
    At least that’s what I was told over and over again.

    Oh, and Teddy, that stink that you refer to is what’s known as a Winning and World Championship scent.
    I can completely understand why it seems so foreign to you and your brethren.

    *****

    They didn’t cut him because of his ability or lack of coachability. They cut him because he was injured.

    Jones was also drafted three years after GB won the superbowl, so he didnt have that scent.

  19. Lol, so MN signs a FA away from the Packers and cuts him before the season….and then all the MN fans come in here and trash the Pack. You guys really are something else. Deflect all you want, it’s just more proof that the magician is a terrible GM.

  20. stellarperformance says:
    September 9, 2017 at 7:30 am
    flviking says:
    September 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    He could not adjust to the healthy environment Minnesota affords. Restaurants, walking and riding paths. Minnesota is number two in the country having the healthiest residents while cheese curd Wisconsin and the residents are ranked 49th . Only two other states are worst than Wisconsin
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    As though any of the antagonists use that stuff. They don’t. Do you live here? I suspect not. I’ve lived in Duluth, Wausau, Milwaukee, and now Burnsville. Do you really want to know the difference? It’s the same as the difference between two guys that are each 5’9″ tall. One weighs 242 and the other weighs 246.

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    Well now that you live in Burnsville you can get down to your correct healthy weight. BTW I was born and raised in Minneapolis, went to school in Wisconsin and now play golf year round in Florida

  21. Packer fans can be very delusional. Just read these comments as an example. They think that all players on the Packers have a championship, that only other team’s communities pay taxes to support their professional teams, that they are the same as the Patriots, and that Wisconsin is the same as Minneapolis.

  22. Let’s take these in order, shall we?

    They think that all players on the Packers have a championship
    Nope. But we know the Packers lead the NFL with 13 of them while your Vikings have none.

    that only other team’s communities pay taxes to support their professional teams
    Nope. But we know that Lambeau Field is owned by the community and that slick Zygi just scammed YOU out of 1.2 BILLION dollars for HIS shiny new, completely disposable, McStadium.

    that they are the same as the Patriots
    Nope. But we know ONLY the Patriots have had more success than the Packers over the past dozen years while NO other team rivals your Vikings for lifelong futility.

    and that Wisconsin is the same as Minneapolis.
    Nope. We know there is a TON of difference in the two… that’s why we thank our lucky stars we live here.

  23. ariani1985 says:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    just remember, my local high school team would mop the floor with the early packer 4 win championships.
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    Notice he didn’t say the high school he graduated from because no one believe he actually graduated.

  24. Now only Green Bay’s stadium is community owned and other teams that have communities help pay for stadiums have their stadiums owned by “slick” owners.

    Only the Patriots have been more successful than the Packers over the past dozens years. Based on what? SB wins? Total number of wins? LOL.

  25. Viking fans fight back against perceived slights with all the football-related artillary the Vikings have provided them over the years. Nothing. Insults and putdowns, that’s it, as usual. Now they’ve even resorted to “I know you are, but what am I?”

    That’s all they have!!!!! And the differences between the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin and the people in them are unrecognizable to any visitor from anywhere! Why do they think they’re special? They want what we have and what we enjoy. They know it and we know it. That’s it. Please explain it in any other manner. We’re listening.

  26. Packers fan here, don’t care about the idiot bickering going on.

    The packers drafted a DE, and made him a stand up OLB. It took a few years, but I thought he was finally making the transition as it seemed like Jones was playing well at the end of last year. I thought it would be a mistake to let him go. Derailed by an unfortunate injury.

  27. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    that only other team’s communities pay taxes to support their professional teams
    Nope. But we know that Lambeau Field is owned by the community and that slick Zygi just scammed YOU out of 1.2 BILLION dollars for HIS shiny new, completely disposable, McStadium.

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    The stadium is owned by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. They are a body created by state legislature, meaning the state of Minnesota is really the owner of the stadium. State tax money paid for a large portion, the Vikings paid for around half of it, Minneapolis tax money paid for a portion and a visitor’s tax pays for the rest. The Wilf’s and the Vikings don’t own it and basically paid the Authority several hundred million $$$ for the right to rent it for 10 games a season, plus any playoff games. The other 350 some days a year, the Authority can do whatever they want with it. If the stadium can’t become a profitable entity paying back public coffers, that’s on the MSFA, because it’s absolutely doable.

  28. They want what we have and what we enjoy.
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    Arrogance, delusions and self worth based solely off what football team you cheer for…no thanks, you can have it all to yourself.

  29. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm
    Arrogance, delusions and self worth based solely off what football team you cheer for…no thanks, you can have it all to yourself.
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    Then why are you here? To teach us “lessons?” Thanks, but no thanks.

  30. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Zygi just scammed YOU out of 1.2 BILLION dollars for HIS shiny new, completely disposable, McStadium.

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    Once again Fake News.

  31. stellarperformance says:
    September 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    September 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm
    Arrogance, delusions and self worth based solely off what football team you cheer for…no thanks, you can have it all to yourself.
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    Then why are you here? To teach us “lessons?” Thanks, but no thanks.
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    I am here to make fun of it. To point my finger and laugh.

  32. flviking says:
    September 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Zygi just scammed YOU out of 1.2 BILLION dollars for HIS shiny new, completely disposable, McStadium.

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    Once again Fake News.
    ————
    Nope he truly believes this. He thinks he is a better person based on his belief that Lambeau filed is community owned yet US Bank is “slick” owner owned. You see Green Bay is a unique and special snowfalke in his mind and that helps him feel better about himself.

  33. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    I am here to make fun of it. To point my finger and laugh.
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    But you’re a hater. You like to pick fights for no reason. Petty stuff. Mean-spirited fat-shaming stuff. That’s you?

  34. 1.2 BILLION. Disposable. 3/4 the size of historic Lambeau Field. None of that makes me any better than anyone else but it sure makes me happier. Enjoy your shag carpeting, cup holders, and 8-8… IF they can win 8 games.

  35. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    Let’s take these in order, shall we?

    They think that all players on the Packers have a championship
    Nope. But we know the Packers lead the NFL with 13 of them while your Vikings have none.

    that only other team’s communities pay taxes to support their professional teams
    Nope. But we know that Lambeau Field is owned by the community and that slick Zygi just scammed YOU out of 1.2 BILLION dollars for HIS shiny new, completely disposable, McStadium.

    that they are the same as the Patriots
    Nope. But we know ONLY the Patriots have had more success than the Packers over the past dozen years while NO other team rivals your Vikings for lifelong futility.

    and that Wisconsin is the same as Minneapolis.
    Nope. We know there is a TON of difference in the two… that’s why we thank our lucky stars we live here.

    ***

    ONLY the Patriots have had better success than the Packers in the past 12 years? LOL.

    How about the Broncos, Steelers and Ravens? They’ve one 2 in the last 17 years. What about the Seahawks? They went back to back less than 4 years ago! But I suppose the success of those teams doesn’t matter, because they didn’t win championships before the Korean Peninsula was a divided nation.

    There are also a total of 13 of 32 teams that have never won a Superbowl. So to say there are no teams that rival the Vikings in 0 Superbowl is, again, arrogant.

    You see, this is the problem. Arrogance.

  36. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    1.2 BILLION. Disposable. 3/4 the size of historic Lambeau Field. None of that makes me any better than anyone else but it sure makes me happier. Enjoy your shag carpeting, cup holders, and 8-8… IF they can win 8 games.

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    As always, you’re absolutely wrong. US Bank Stadium holds 66,665 expandable to 70,000. Lambeau Field has never had more than 79,704 in the stadium. Try using math, not meth.

  37. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm
    Ya ya only Viking fans on here pick fights as you say which implies Packer fans are all innocent angels here.
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    Deflection is a control freak technique. We were talking about you, nobody else.

  38. CharvelSlinger says:
    September 10, 2017 at 12:29 am
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    1.2 BILLION. Disposable. 3/4 the size of historic Lambeau Field. None of that makes me any better than anyone else but it sure makes me happier. Enjoy your shag carpeting, cup holders, and 8-8… IF they can win 8 games.
    ——————————
    As always, you’re absolutely wrong. US Bank Stadium holds 66,665 expandable to 70,000. Lambeau Field has never had more than 79,704 in the stadium. Try using math, not meth.
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    Lets give credit where credit is due. It is not easy being absolutely wrong this many times in a single comment section.

  39. And speaking of wrong if you do not have eyes and can’t visit both states just search ‘state obesity rates’. Viking fans and Packer fans are the same in that the both have trolls in here even though a few Packer trolls only wine and cry about the Viking trolls but they are not the same as wantingly insisted by a certain Packer troll.

  40. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm
    It was worth a try, but you just can’t wash off that Green Bay stink.

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    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    September 8, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    No matter how much the Vikings tried, they couldn’t fix what Green Bay did to him.

    106 95 Rate This
    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    September 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    There’s only so much Lysol in the world.

    60 81 Rate This
    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    September 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    Jones is spoiled now that he’s been out of Green Bay this long for indoor plumbing and electricity.

    61 79 Rate This
    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    September 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    Sometimes my Packers ruin first round players so bad that no one can help them.

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  41. Between Datone Jones and Alex Boone, Rick the Magician has converted over $6M in cap space into dead money.

    So for once, I agree with Viking fans, Rick Spielman is really a magician.

  42. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm
    And speaking of wrong if you do not have eyes and can’t visit both states just search ‘state obesity rates’. Viking fans and Packer fans are the same in that the both have trolls in here even though a few Packer trolls only wine and cry about the Viking trolls but they are not the same as wantingly insisted by a certain Packer troll.
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    Why is this so important to you? It’s an odd fixation for a football site. The people, the culture, the geography…….you name it; MN and WI are the same. It’s funny, because a lot of people try to associate MN with Seattle, or Denver. Sorry. It’s more like Iowa or North Dakota.

    Comparing WI and MN is like comparing two guys that are both 5’9″ tall. One weighs 252 and one weighs 246. Get over it.

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