Fullback Greg Jones Inks One-Year Deal with Houston Texans

Fullback Greg Jones Inks One-Year Deal with Houston Texans

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The Houston Texans have signed former Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Greg Jones to a one-year deal for the 2013 NFL season.

Jones has been one of the best fullbacks in the league over the past several years as he has blocked for two outstanding running backs in Jacksonville. The 10-year veteran is partly responsible for two of Fred Taylor’s 1,000 yard rushing seasons. He also paved the way for Maurice Jones-Drew to record three 1,000 yard rushing seasons, including a league-high 1,606 yards on the ground in 2011.

There is no question neither of these outstanding running backs would have been able to accomplish their feats without Jones smashing defenders and opening up giant holes for them to run through. The fullback position is a lost art these days, but any good running back will say they need that man in front of them making plays in order to be successful.

Texans running back Arian Foster will now get to see what the hype is all about. Considering Foster led the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns last season, opponents in the AFC have to be a little worried about what the addition of Jones will do for Houston’s rushing attack.

Expect Jones to help improve the Texans’ running game greatly, while also making sure it stays consistent throughout the season. He is more than capable of making plays with the ball in his hands, but he will be much more valuable providing running lanes for Foster.

Jones has rushed for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns on 270 carries in 115 career games. He has also hauled in 68 receptions for 437 yards and three touchdowns.

Michael Terrill is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelTerrill, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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