A quick take on Arthur Jones

April, 23, 2014
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I recently chatted with ESPN.com Baltimore Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley about new Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones. I had to refer to Jones as a defensive lineman because he can play defensive tackle and end.

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Hensley gave a quick take on Jones:

1. How did Jones develop from a rookie into a wanted player on the free-agent market who agreed to a deal with the Colts moments after free agency started on March 11?

Hensley: Hard work. Ravens coach John Harbaugh once called Arthur Jones one of the hardest-working players he's ever coached. His increased production over the past two seasons was the result of him turning bulk into muscle. The other factor was opportunity. Jones played behind Cory Redding for his first two seasons before he got a chance to start and make an impact.

2. The Colts will likely use Jones at tackle and end. What position was he more effective at while with the Ravens?

Hensley: Jones can be effective all along the defensive line. The Ravens have moved him along the line because Jones can shoot the gaps as well as bull-rush an offensive lineman. Jones' versatility allows defenses to play multiple fronts and be unpredictable.

3. Is there anything Colts fans will be surprised about with Jones on or off the field?

Hensley: His sack dance was one of the strangest on the Ravens, and teammates made fun of it during the season. Even Jones calls it his "weird dance." He stretches out his arms and convulses for a few seconds before pointing over to the sideline. Hopefully, Jones will break out a new dance for his new team.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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