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Colts signed DE Arthur Jones.
The Baltimore-to-Indy pipeline continues under former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Terms of this deal aren't disclosed yet, but it's expected to be around $6 million per season on a long-term deal. Jones is a pocket-pusher that will play with Ricky Jean-Francois, a better run-stuffer. The Colts continue to spend freely to upgrade their defense.
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A source informs the Baltimore Sun that free agent DE Arthur Jones is expected to sign with the Colts for $6-7 million annually.
The Colts signed a similar player in Ricky Jean-Francois last offseason, but Jones is the far superior player. He can both push the pocket from the interior and plug holes against the run. Indianapolis may still be in the market for a nose tackle. LE Cory Redding is coming off a career year for the Colts but will turn 34 this season.
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts' interest is "very real," and the "interest is mutual."
The Colts could use a pocket-pushing end to play across from run-stuffer Ricky Jean-Francois. Jones certainly makes sense in Indy, but the Colts have a ton of competition, including from the division-rival Titans. Jones has drawn interest from both 3-4 and 4-3 teams. He's a candidate to break the bank.
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The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson expects free agent DE Arthur Jones to be a hot commodity in free agency.
The Titans make sense for Jones as he would be a strong fit for new DC Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4 scheme. The Colts and the Patriots could also be interested. Jones is our No. 5 free-agent defensive end and should get a hefty payday in free agency.
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Sources tell the Baltimore Sun that free agent DE Arthur Jones is expected to draw "heavy interest" on the open market.
Jones is coming off a breakout year, and it's believed he's already pricing himself out of the Ravens' range. Jones turns 28 in June. He's a 3-4 five-technique defensive end who's equally effective versus the run and pass.
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The Baltimore Sun suggests impending free agent Arthur Jones may have priced himself out of the Ravens' budget.
Jones emerged as one of the game's top 3-4 ends in 2013, recording 53 tackles, four sacks, five tackles for a loss and 15 quarterback hurries while appearing in 14 games. The scheme-versatile 27-year-old is going to find a strong market come March and the Ravens are tight against the cap as usual. Jones has outplayed fellow 3-4 end Ricky Jean-Francois, who landed a $22 million deal from the Colts a year ago.
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Ex-NFL agent Joel Corry, who now writes for the National Football Post, "could definitely see" Ravens free-agent-to-be DL Arthur Jones "getting a nice payday."
Jones, 27, emerged onto the scene last season, and he's followed it up with a fine 2013. He's registered 28 tackles and four sacks through eight games and has graded out as a top-15 3-4 end in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Jones is scheme-versatile. He could look for a similar deal to what Ricky Jean-Francois received from the Colts -- four years and $22 million with $5.5 million guaranteed.
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Ravens LE Arthur Jones (illness) is questionable for Week 2 against the Browns.
Jones returned to practice this week and could be on a limited snap count if he avoids being inactive. It's possible the Ravens will hold him out for precautionary reasons. Marcus Spears is set to make another start at left end in his absence.
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Ravens LE Arthur Jones (illness) returned to practice Wednesday.
Jones has been shut down since the third preseason game with a viral infection. He'll replace Marcus Spears at left end now that he's finally healthy and is on track to return for Week 2 against the Browns.