Brett Jones re-signs with Vikings after Cowboys show interest

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The Vikings have reached agreement to re-sign center Brett Jones, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

The Cowboys showed interest in Jones after Travis Frederick retired, according to Tomasson.

Jones will receive the veteran minimum contract with a base salary of $910,000.

Jones, 28, played two games last season as a backup to first-round pick Garrett Bradbury. He went on injured reserve in mid-November after tearing an MCL in his knee during practice.

The Vikings designated Jones to return in the postseason, but they never activated him.

Jones, 28, has appeared in 46 games with 17 starts. He has played for the Vikings the past two seasons after two seasons with the Giants.

5 responses to “Brett Jones re-signs with Vikings after Cowboys show interest

  1. Brett Jones is the Kyle Sloter of the offensive line. Viking fans love him even though it’s obvious that NFL teams are not impressed with him. Last year I pointed out that Jones started three games in 2018 while Pat Elflein was hurt. After Elflein returned, Jones didn’t play another snap all year. And Elflein wasn’t good. When I said that Jones was not a valuable contributor, I was roundly criticized.

    Now it’s a year later. He’s coming off a season where he played in two games before getting injured and missing the rest of the season. He had one snap on offense. One. The Vikings are bringing him back for the league minimum.

    What has this guy done to warrant the love he gets?

  2. Cowboys should have offered him more money. He’s definitely worth more than the league minimum.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:

    What has this guy done to warrant the love he gets?
    You ever heard the saying when a QB struggles “the backup QB is the most popular guy in town”? Well, this is a variation on that except it’s a guard. Elflein has been horrendous for two years now and the Vikings have refused to replace him because of his draft status…Jones was the 4th rated center in the NFL his last season in NY and was the highest graded offensive lineman in the preseason last year…doesn’t count for anything but it’s obvious that he is better than Elflein…therefore he’s automatically the guy fans want in there. Samia will get first crack at replacing Kline at RG and if it’s a fair competion, Jones or Dozier will beat out Elflein at LG…and that’s all people want…a competent left guard that doesn’t get abused nonstop…

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