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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:02:36 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones and DT Mike Daniels will tandem as the primary inside pass rushers in the nickel package. Jones would like to be a three-down player, but he has not carved out a role in obvious run situations. By his own admission, Jones relied too much on his quickness and athleticism last season rather than using his power. This year, he plans to attack offensive linemen with his strength in an effort improve upon his 3.5-sack rookie season.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:51:52 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones wants to utilize his hands better this season, because he stuck to blockers too much last season and was ineffective. Jones' ankle injury suffered early last season is no longer a concern.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:20:27 -0700
The Green Bay Packers plan to expand DE Datone Jones' role in his sophomore season this year. He has teamed with DT Mike Daniels in obvious passing situations during organized team activities. "I'm already feeling 100 times better than how I felt last year," Jones said. "I had a full offseason, and I learned so much from these older guys so far. I'm just ready to go out and play."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:57:54 -0800
The Green Bay Packers are committed to rebuilding its defense in a way that best suits the philosophy of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. That means getting more athletics and versatile along the defensive line. That might be bad news for DT B.J. Raji, who turned down $8 million to stay with the team last season. The team wants linemen that better resemble DT Datone Jones. Raji and DT Ryan Pickett, who are 330 pounds, might no longer fit what the club wants to do.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:52:37 -0800
Green Bay Packers DL Datone Jones has three sacks in his last two games, and the rookie lineman believes he is finally coming around after early-season injuries stunted his growth. "I've had to get used to that again, coming off the bench and giving it my all on that one play because I might not get another play for another series or two. I've had to get that in my mindset, that whenever I come on the field, it has to be a thousand percent," Jones said.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:54:41 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones (ankle) is still trying to work through an ankle injury. "We'll see with Datone. I don't think he's confident on that ankle yet," said defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, declining to get into specifics with the injury. "He's still trying to work through playing through the pain of that ankle right now. He's not complaining about it. But he's working through it."
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:16:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers DT Datone Jones (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19, after missing all of last week due ti a sprained left ankle.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:28:44 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said DE Datone Jones (ankle) is still undergoing tests on the ankle injury he suffered in the first preseason game. There is no timetable for Jones' return at this point.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:15:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Johnny Jolly (cramps), DE Mike Neal (abdomen) and DE Datone Jones (illness) are back at practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:23:02 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones lined up at one of the middle positions on special teams Tuesday, July 30, running down and covering a kickoff. "He can run," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's a major matchup problem. But we'll work him as a backup. I don't see that as a primary role for Datone, but he has a unique skill set, and it's important for our young guys to come in and make sure they're ready to go on special teams."
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