Greg Jones Signed
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Editor-in-Chief, JagNation.com
Posted Feb 13, 2008
Charlie Bernstein


Vic Ketchman of Jaguars.com is reporting that Jaguars fullback Greg Jones has signed a new contract with the team. Here is what we know.

The Jaguars took care of their first priority in free agency by keeping their main trio of running backs together for another year by inking Greg Jones. It is somewhat of a surprise that Jones didn’t test the free agent market, being that he is just 26 years old, entering his prime, and already one of the best fullbacks in the game.

As the details of the deal arise, we will find out whether the Jaguars received a “hometown discount” for Jones’ services, or if they possibly overpaid for a non-premium position. The good news is that the team should maintain continuity in the backfield of the league’s second-ranked rushing attack.

The Jaguars front office likely realized that re-signing the 26 year old Jones was better than the alternatives, one of which was opting for special teams extraodinaire Montell Owens at fullback, who is a little undersized for the position at 5'10", 220 lbs. Other free agent options that could’ve been available to Jacksonville were Carolina fullback Brad Hoover, Kansas City’s Kris Wilson, Minnesota’s Tony Richardson, Philadelphia’s Thomas Tapeh, or Pittsburgh’s Dan Kreider.


Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of JagNation.com, and a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports.com, Sirius NFL Radio, MySpace Sports and Sportsillustrated.com. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and is a columnist for the New Smyrna Observer. Feel free to contact him -HERE- with questions or comments.



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