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Earlier today the Chicago Bears re-signed free agent Christian Jones to a one year contract.
His versatility plus his special teams ability (26 career tackles) makes him a valuable backup as the Bears head into the 2017 season.
He played in all 16 games in 2016, making 2 starts on D, while adding a career high 11 special teams tackles.
When the Bears changed coaches and defensive schemes in 2015, Jones was moved to inside linebacker in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense, picking up 13 starts in 15 games.
Originally an undrafted free agent in 2014, Jones gained experience playing outside linebacker in Mel Tucker’s 4-3 defense, starting 5 games, while appearing in all 16 as a rookie.
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Bears re-sign linebacker Christian Jones
The Chicago Bears worked to shore up their depth at linebacker on Saturday, as the team announced it re-signed Christian Jones to a one-year deal.
Jones served primarily as a four-phase special teams player in 2016, but he also offers valuable versatility as a backup capable of playing both inside and outside linebacker.
Still, he’s a young, reliable backup who comes cheap and excels on special teams.
The 26-year-old appeared in seven games on defense, but he finished third on the team with seven combined special teams tackles, according to Pro Football Focus.
Those kind of players fly under the radar but play important roles on winning teams.
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The Chicago Bears have re-signed versatile linebacker Christian Jones to a one-year contract.
The Chicago Bears have re-signed LB Christian Jones to a one-year deal.
For his career, Jones has 170 total tackles, 2.0 sacks and 6 pass breakups.
Jones, a 2014 undrafted free agent out of Florida State, has started 20 games for the Bears during three seasons in Chicago, both at inside linebacker and outside linebacker.
He served as a depth defender last year, starting just two games, but he finished second on the team in special teams tackles (11), an area in which he has steadily improved.