Jones re-signed with the Vikings on Tuesday, the team announced.
The Vikings waived tight end Brandon Dillon in a corresponding move. He played seven offensive snaps in Sunday’s opener.
The Vikings traded for Jones last August. He re-signed with them in April after Nick Easton left for the Saints in free agency.
Jones started three games for Minnesota last season.
Jones, 28, has played 44 career games with 17 starts, mostly with the Giants. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015.