Abry Jones is officially returning to the Jaguars. A new deal between the defensive tackle and the team was reported to be nearing yesterday, and that deal has now been confirmed by the Jaguars.
Welcome back, big fella! #Jaguars officially re-sign DT @JUSTAB3.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) February 15, 2017
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Jags DT @JUSTAB3 signing contract #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/t0LAhA7nU1— J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) February 15, 2017
The official release, which can be found in the tweet above, contained quotes from Jones and Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell.
“I’m excited to be back with the Jaguars after earning a spot on the team four years ago,” said Jones. “Coach Wash has believed in me since day one and I’m looking forward to what the future holds with him continuing as my defensive coordinator. I’m also glad to be back with my teammates and we’re even hungrier this year to improve as a unit and as a team. I’m going to celebrate this incredible opportunity with my family and friends and then it’s time to get back to work.”
“Abry is an example of a player who has taken advantage of every practice and every snap and we are pleased to have him back in a Jaguars uniform in 2017,” said Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell. “He is a tough, versatile player who brings a lot of value and flexibility to our defensive line. When Abry stepped in as the starter this season, he made an immediate impact and attacked the role head-on. He has earned everything he has achieved since joining the team as a UDFA in 2017 and he continues to improve each season. We are excited for him and his family to enjoy this moment and we look forward to his continued success moving forward.”
In case you missed it, here are the reported numbers on the deal. Congrats, and welcome back Abry!
#Jaguars & Abry Jones are closing in on a 4 year deal worth just under 16 million with $6.5 million guaranteed, per multiple league sources.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) February 14, 2017