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Abry Jones (born September 8, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars after the 2013 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Georgia.

Abry Jones
No. 95 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1991-09-08) September 8, 1991 (age 27)
Fort Gordon, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Northside
(Warner Robins, Georgia)
College:Georgia
Undrafted:2013
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:157
Sacks:7.5
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Professional careerEdit

Following the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. He made the team's 53-man roster on August 30, 2013. Jones made his NFL debut on October 6, 2013, against the St. Louis Rams.[2] On October 20, 2013, Jones made his first career tackle against the San Diego Chargers.[3] On December 22, 2013, Jones recorded his first career sack and a season high four tackles against the Tennessee Titans.[4]

On October 5, 2014, Jones recorded a career-high two sacks including his first career forced fumble against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5][6] On December 18, 2014, Jones made his first career start and recorded a career high five tackles against the Tennessee Titans.[7] In the 2014 season at the time, Jones recorded a career-best 39 tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss, and one forced fumble.[8]

On October 4, 2015, Jones recorded his first career fumble recovery against the Indianapolis Colts.[9] On January 1, 2016, Jones was placed on injured reserve.[10]

On February 15, 2017, Jones signed a four-year, $16 million contract extension with the Jaguars.[11][12] On September 10, 2017, in the season opener against the Houston Texans, Jones's teammate Yannick Ngakoue forced a fumble off of quarterback Tom Savage. The fumble was recovered by Jones and set the Jaguars' offense up for a touchdown scoring drive.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jags unveil 22 undrafted free agents, April 28, 2013
  2. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars: Abry Jones". www.jaguars.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Chargers vs. Jaguars - Box Score - October 20, 2013 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Titans vs. Jaguars - Box Score - December 22, 2013 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Steelers vs. Jaguars - Play-By-Play - October 5, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Steelers vs. Jaguars - Box Score - October 5, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Titans vs. Jaguars - Box Score - December 18, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Abry Jones: Career Stats at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Jaguars vs. Colts - Box Score - October 4, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Jaguars place Abry Jones on IR, sign Richard Ash from PS". FCN First For You. Retrieved January 3, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (February 14, 2017). "Jaguars sign DT Abry Jones to four-year, $16M deal". NFL.com.
  12. ^ "Jaguars re-sign Abry Jones". Jaguars.com. February 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2017.

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