Just minutes after news broke that the Detroit Lions will be signing Giants linebacker Devon Kennard, ESPN Adam Schefter is reporting that the team is adding another linebacker:
Former Bears’ LB Christian Jones plans to sign a two-year deal with the Lions, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Christian Jones, 27, has been a four-year player for the Chicago Bears after going undrafted in 2014. He has been an on-again, off-again starter for Chicago. Here’s a look at his career statline:
2014: 16 games (5 starts): 69 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 pass defended2015: 15 games (13 starts): 86 tackles, 4 passes defended2016: 16 games (2 starts): 15 tackles, 1 pass defended2017: 16 games (11 starts): 90 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
At 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, Jones is another fairly big linebacker (like Kennard).