Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bengals sign ex-Eagle LB Jones

-Couresty of the Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals today signed free agent LB Dhani Jones to a one-year contract.

Jones (6-1, 240; Michigan) is an eighth-year NFL player, with 95 games and 74 starts during four seasons with the NY Giants and three with Philadelphia.

Over the last five seasons, he has played in all but one of his teams’ games and started all but six. He has six career playoff appearances with four starts, including a start in Super Bowl XXIX (2004 season) with Philadelphia.

Jnes played 16 games with 13 starts last season for NFC East champion Philadelphia, logging 93 tackles, and he had 10 more tackles while seeing action in both Eagles playoff games (one start).

Jones was released to free agency by the Eagles on April 30 of this year, and signed July 10 with New Orleans. He played in all five Saints preseason games, with two starts, and was released Aug. 31.

He has three career seasons of 100 or more tackles, including 105 with Philadelphia in 2005.

He entered the NFL as a sixth-round choice of the Giants in the 2000 draft, and signed with Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent for 2004.

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