Could Falcons add vet FB Greg Jones?

April, 10, 2014
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The Atlanta Falcons reportedly worked out veteran running back/fullback Greg Jones this week, although he wasn't immediately signed.

All indications as of late Wednesday were that Jones was not out of the Falcons' mix just yet.

Although the Falcons appear to like Patrick DiMarco as a blocker and occasional receiver out of the backfield, he doesn't have the experience Jones has. The 6-foot-1, 251-pound Jones started his career in Jacksonville back in 2004, when Falcons head coach Mike Smith was the Jaguars' defensive coordinator. Jones also played under Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter in Jacksonville.

Jones turns 33 next month.

The Falcons obviously are looking at low-cost veterans to provide depth across the roster. Such was the case in adding cornerback Josh Wilson and safety Dwight Lowery, a tandem that will count a combined $1.235 million against the salary cap. With 10 NFL seasons behind him, Jones would be due a minimum base salary of at least $955,000.

The Falcons recently released often-injured fullback Bradie Ewing, increasing the need to find another body at the position.

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter

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