Davon House reportedly signs with the Packers

  • Davon House reportedly signs with the Packers

Davon House reportedly signs with the Packers

The Vikings have announced the signing of defensive lineman Datone Jones, who spent his first four National Football League seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

The Minnesota Vikings signed their first defensive free agent of the signing period.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but according to multiple reports, Jones signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with incentives that could push the total value to $5 million.

The Packers passed on picking up the fifth-year option on former first-round pick Datone Jones a year ago.

On Monday, outside linebacker Jay Elliott visited the Steelers before re-signing with the Packers.

An outside linebacker in Green Bay's 3-4 front last season, Jones shed weight last summer to move from defensive end.

The Vikings already have Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Danielle Hunter at defensive end, but reserve defensive end Justin Trattou is a free agent. Jones has played in 59 games in his National Football League career, but has just seven starts. Tom Johnson is also coming off of an injury he suffered near the end of the regular season, and is also one of the Vikings' oldest defensive player.