The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Ex Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones on a two year deal, the team announced earlier today.
Jones played his first six NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers and totaled 293 tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles in 76 games. 36 of those being starts. He has also has experience of Post Season football, making an appearance in seven career playoff games. It should come as no surprise that Philadelphia are looking to strengthen their defence. With the offence running at such high tempo, it’s important to win the ball back as soon as possible to wear the opposing defence down. Special teams also play a vital role in that and with the Eagles being among the very best last season, their next signing had to have big numbers on special teams. Jones posted 33 special teams tackles during his career as well as a memorable blocked Field Goal against Atlanta.
The 28-year-old Jones was a seventh-round draft pick of the Packers in 2009 and will join the likes of DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks next season.
But is this a sign that the draft is going to be a lot more offensively focused?