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49ers Tried Out 9 Players Including DL Datone Jones

According to Howard Balzer, the San Francisco 49ers brought in nine free agents for workouts on Wednesday including DL Datone Jones.

The full list of tryouts for the 49ers includes:

  1. TE Standish Dobard
  2. TE Cooper Helfet
  3. TE Cole Wick
  4. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
  5. LB Jayrone Elliott
  6. DE Datone Jones
  7. S Antone Exum Jr.
  8. S Chris Prosinski
  9. S Deron Washington

The market for Jones has been picking up, as he recently worked out for the Bears, Jets, Lions and Patriots.

Jones, 26, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.71 million rookie contract that included a base salary of $1 million for the 2016 season.

Last year, the Packers declined to pick up Jones’ fifth-year option that would have run them $8 million for the 2017 season.

Minnesota signed him to a one-year, $3.75 million deal back in March but he was, unfortunately, placed on injured reserve and later released with a settlement.

In 2016, Jones appeared in 15 games for the Packers and recorded 22 tackles, one sack, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 61 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.