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Brett Jones
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Jones with the Giants in 2017
No. 61 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1991-07-29) July 29, 1991 (age 29)
Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Weyburn Comprehensive
(Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada)
University:Regina
CFL draft:2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16
Career history
* Calgary Stampeders (2013)
Roster status:Active
CFL status:National
Career highlights and awards
* Grey Cup champion (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Games played:44
Games started:17
Player stats at NFL.com

Brett Jones (born July 29, 1991) is a Canadian-born American football center for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He previous played the NFL's New York Giants, as well as the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). After the 2012 CIS season, he was ranked as the eighth best player in the Canadian Football League's Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2013 CFL Draft and fifth by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.[1] He played CIS football for the Regina Rams.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Calgary Stampeders[edit | edit source]

In the 2013 CFL Draft, Jones was drafted in the second round, 16th overall by the Stampeders and signed with the team on May 29, 2013.[2] He played CIS football for the Regina Rams.[3] He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 2014 after winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2013.[4]

New York Giants[edit | edit source]

On February 10, 2015, it was reported that the New York Giants were signing Jones.[5] It was made official when the Giants announced the signing on February 11, 2015.[6] On September 5, 2015, Jones' season came to an end when he was officially placed on injured reserve by the Giants. He played back up centre for the 2016 season and is penciled in as same role for the 2017 season. He started 13 games in 2017 as guard and center throughout the season.[7]

On March 14, 2018, the Giants placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Jones.[8]

Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]

On August 26, 2018, Jones was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for the 2019 seventh-round draft pick.[9] He started the first three games of the season at center in place of an injured Pat Elflein, but was reduced to a backup role the rest of the season when Elflein returned from injury.

On April 1, 2019, Jones re-signed with the Vikings.[10]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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