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New Orleans Saints Sign FB Greg Jones


Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans fullback Greg Jones (33) is introduced prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints and fullback Greg Jones have agreed to terms on Wednesday.  Speculation is beginning to surround the injury to Erik Lorig, but Coach Sean Payton refuses to comment on his absence at the moment.  One can only start to wonder if the injury to Lorig is more serious than originally anticipated.

After signing TE Richard Quinn and WR Tobais Palmer on Tuesday, the addition of Jones puts the Black and Gold at the 90-man roster limit.  Greg Jones was drafted in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He spent nine years of his career there before joining the Houston Texans in 2013.

Through 10 seasons, Jones has tallied 911 rushing yards, 438 receiving yards and a total of 13 touchdowns.  The fullback was a Second-Team All-ACC selection in 2002 at Florida State.  In 2007 with the Jaguars, he was the recipient of the Ed Block Courage award and was named as a Pro Bowl alternate.

If Erik Lorig is down for the count, Jones’ veteran experience should help fill the void at the position.