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Vikings Re-Sign C/G Brett Jones

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The Vikings have made another move in free agency - this time re-signing Brett Jones, who played center for the first few weeks last season for the Viking while Pat Elflein was on the PUP list.

Jones allowed a total of five pressures over his three games as a starter last year, including one QB hit and four hurries, and no sacks, according to Pro Football Focus. His pass protection grade (70.3) was better than his run blocking grade (46.5), and both were better grades than Pat Elflein had last season (44.3 grades for both run and pass blocking).

In his last full season as a starter - in 2017 for the New York Giants - Jones had a 68.6 overall grade, including an 82.1 pass blocking grade, and a 60.0 run blocking grade.

Chris Tomasson reports the terms of the deal:

Tomasson also reports:

With Pat Elflein having a poor season last year, having Jones in the mix at center could offer the Vikings an alternative if Elflein fails to improve his game. Jones can play guard or center, but all of his most recent starting experience has been at center.

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  • 95%
    Good move - we need help at center
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  • 4%
    Not worth it - the Vikings have better options at C/G
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