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Marcel Jones
T #70
Height:
6-7
Weight:
320
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.
Experience:
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Returning from a knee injury that sidelined him in his rookie season to spend the 2013 season on the practice squad, this athletic and intelligent lineman who has the versatility to play both tackle and guard will compete for a spot in the offensive line rotation in 2014. The club’s seventh-round draft selection in 2012 out of Nebraska, Jones was an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection as a senior when he started at right tackle, blocking for one of the nation’s top running games.

NFL CAREER – Returning from a knee injury that sidelined him in his rookie season to spend the 2013 season on the practice squad, this athletic and intelligent lineman who has the versatility to play both tackle and guard will compete for a spot in the offensive line rotation in 2014. The club’s seventh-round draft selection in 2012 out of Nebraska, Jones was an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection as a senior when he started at right tackle, blocking for one of the nation’s top running games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed to reserve/future contract, 1/14/14; Signed to practice squad, 9/1/13; Waived, 8/31/13; Placed on Reserve/Injured, 9/8/12; Agreed to terms on a four-year contract, 7/2/12; Selected by the Saints in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2013 – Spent entire regular season and postseason on practice squad after competing for a roster spot in the preseason, where he saw action at both tackle and guard. 2012 – Spent entire regular season on Reserve/Injured after suffering a knee injury late in preseason…Appeared in four exhibition contests as a backup offensive lineman and on special teams

COLLEGE - Spent two seasons as Nebraska’s starting right tackle, finishing his career playing in 40 total games and making 21 starts…As a redshirt senior, played in 12 games with nine starts and received All-Big Ten honorable mention recognition, blocking for a run game that ranked third in the conference and 15th nationally…Started 11 games at right tackle as a redshirt sophomore before suffering a season-ending ankle injury, as the Huskers ranked among the top 40 nationally in sacks allowed…Played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman with one start…Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, as he captured conference All-Academic honors three times.  

PERSONAL – Had an outstanding senior year on the offensive line at Trevor Browne (Phoenix, Ariz.) HS, earning honorable-mention Arizona 5A all-state accolades…Also a standout on the basketball court at center, which went 27-3 and earned a top-five ranking in Class 5A…Averaged 11.6 points and nine rebounds per game as senior…As junior, earned all-region honors for his performance on the hardwood…Jones was also a star in the classroom, ranking in the top 20 of his senior class of more than 500 students…Participated in a Playworks school visit during the season where he participated in games of basketball, football and dodgeball with students at Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy…Part of a group of players that donated the funding for and distributed more than 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to the Dryades YMCA…Born on Sept. 4, 1988.

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