Former LSU LB Deion Jones joins Panthers training camp

Deion Jones found a new home this week, signing with the Carolina Panthers.

The linebacker became the sixth former LSU player to report to Panthers camp, joining the likes of DJ Chark and Donte Jackson among others.

After spending the first six years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, Jones played for the Browns last year. He appeared in 11 games and made five starts in Cleveland.

Jones has 12 career interceptions to go along with 11 sacks. In 2016, he finished third in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting before making a Pro Bowl in 2017.

Jones began his LSU career in 2012 but emerged as a senior in 2014, where he was one of the top linebackers in the conference. He totaled 164 sacks in his time with LSU.


Speaking to the media, Jones said he feels welcomed in Carolina and highlighted his connection to the coaching staff and the locker room.

This will be Jones’ seventh year in the league.

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