NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 35 1.0 0 1 0

Top Deion Jones News

  • Panthers' Deion Jones: Career low in tackles

    Jones finished the regular season with 35 tackles (22 solo), including one sack, and one interception on six passes defended in 13 games.

    Jones joined the Panthers last offseason after spending the first six years of his career with the division-rival Falcons. The veteran's production has dipped over the past couple campaigns, however, with his 2023 tackle total marking a career low. Jones will now return to the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Panthers' Deion Jones: Seven stops in loss

    Jones logged seven total tackles (four solo), including one tackle for loss and 1.0 sack in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Jaguars.

    The veteran inside linebacker saw his third start of the year in Week 17 and he made the most of his opportunity, tallying the most stops he's had in a game all season. Jones has primarily served as a rotational inside linebacker for Carolina, recording 31 total tackles and four pass deflections in 12 appearances. He'll look to end the Panthers' season on a more positive note in Week 18 against the Buccaneers.

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  • Panthers' Deion Jones: Sitting out Sunday

    Jones (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Vikings.

    Jones' absence from the active roster for the contest is a bit of a surprise after his statistically strong Week 3 performance. He'll now work to get the opportunity to suit up Week 5 against the Lions.

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  • Panthers' Deion Jones: Signed to active roster

    Jones was signed to the Panthers' active roster Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the team's official website reports.

    Jones will join Carolina ahead of their Week 3 road matchup with the Seahawks. The linebacker will help replace Shaq Thompson (lower leg) on the Panthers defense after Thompson was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the year with a fractured fibula Tuesday. Jones appeared in 11 games with the Browns last season, recording 44 tackles, including 2.5 sacks.

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  • Deion Jones: Unable to secure roster spot

    Jones was released by the Panthers on Tuesday.

    Jones inked a one-year deal with the team in July, but he won't get the opportunity to play out that contract. The veteran linebacker spent last season with the Browns after spending the first six seasons of his career in Atlanta and was working to earn a depth role in Carolina's linebacker corps.

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  • Panthers' Deion Jones: Finds new home

    Jones signed a one-year contract with Carolina on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Jones spent the first seven seasons of his career in Atlanta before joining Cleveland for the 2022 campaign. The 28-year-old saw a decreased workload with the Browns due to a combination of a shoulder injury and a reduced role, leading to a career-low 44 tackles. He'll now have the opportunity to earn a more significant role in the Panthers' linebacker corps.

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  • Browns' Deion Jones: Fills stat sheet

    Jones recorded seven tackles (four solo), two passes defensed and an interception in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals.

    Jones played a season-high 54 snaps on defense, as he's taken over the team's starting middle-linebacker role in the absence of Sione Takitaki, who is out for the remainder of the year with a torn ACL. Jones' interception was his first since the 2020 season, while his two passes defensed were his first of the 2022 campaign. He'll work to remain a force in Week 15 against the Ravens.

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  • Browns' Deion Jones: Likely to take over starting role

    Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said that Jones is a likely candidate to take over as the team's starting middle linebacker after Sione Takitaki suffered a season-ending torn ACL on Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Jones has largely played a rotational role since being traded from Atlanta to Cleveland in October, totaling 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks over six games. However, the 2017 Pro Bowler recorded over 100 tackles in five of six seasons as the Falcons' starting inside linebacker, so it's possible he could flourish if he does move up into a similar role with Cleveland. Jones will have to compete for this job with Jordan Kunaszyk, who Stefanski also mentioned as a possible candidate to step up into a bigger role moving forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 222 lbs
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Age: 29
School: LSU
Experience: 8