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Minnesota Vikings Placing Datone Jones On Injured Reserve

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The defensive lineman will not make the 53-man roster

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One of the Minnesota Vikings’ bigger free agent signings will, apparently, not participate in a regular season game for the purple.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Vikings will be placing defensive lineman Datone Jones on injured reserve, ending his season.

Jones spent his first four seasons with the Green Bay Packers after being a first round pick in 2013. The Packers did not pick up his fifth-year option, and he came to the Vikings on a one-year deal. The team moved him to the 4-3 defensive tackle spot, but it sounded like he was going to have some difficulty making the team in any case. So, he will go on injured reserve, and will likely end up with some sort of injury settlement.

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