​Man, this guy must like the North. 


After spending training camp with the Vikings, former Packers first-round pick Datone Jones has reportedly signed with the Lions. 

​​Entering his fifth season out of UCLA, Jones saw significant time with the Packers, but never lived up to first-round expectations. In four seasons, he recorded 55 tackles, nine sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception. 


He spent time at defensive end and outside linebacker, but didn't blow up at either position in Green Bay. The team didn't pick up his contract after last season. He signed with the Vikings, but was cut on Sept. 8. 

Jones now joins a defense that's among the top in the league against the run. The Lions are third in the NFL, giving up only 74.6 rushing yards per game. 


Although Detroit has a run-stopping line, they could use help in pass rush, which is why this signing makes sense. 


He may not be able to turn around the whole defense, but he'll add some depth. The Lions need guys who can get after the quarterback.