After nine seasons with the Jaguars, fullback Greg Jones is headed to a division rival as he signed a one-year deal with AFC South-champion Houston Texans on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Jones, 31, was a second-round draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Florida State University and was a promising, violent ball-carrier, but became a lead blocker after knee injuries early in his career stunted his abilities as a tailback. He became one of the most respected blocking fullbacks in his time with the Jaguars helping Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to lead one of the NFL's most dynamic rushing attacks.
Jones-Drew tweeted about the news that Jones was visiting the Texans and wasn't too pleased about the idea.
"@adamschefter: Jaguars FB Greg Jones is visiting the Texans today." Noooooooo!!!!!!— Maurice Jones-Drew (@Jones_Drew32) March 26, 2013
While the Jaguars made several campaigns to get Jones in the Pro Bowl, he was never elected. If he were to have a Pro Bowl season with the Texans, though, it would only help the Jaguars as it could help warrant a compensatory draft pick in 2014. That and he's a pretty cool guy who's easy to root for.