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Greg Jones signs one-year deal with Houston Texans

Greg Jones received only 270 rushing attempts in nine seasons with the Jaguars, primarily serving as the lead blocker for Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew.


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.

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.

Will Ta'ufo'ou is the only fullback on the Jaguars roster, although Montell Owens has experience at the position as well.