Packers sign first-rounder Jones

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--First-round pick Datone Jones signed a four-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.
The versatile Jones played defensive end and defensive tackle for UCLA last season. The 26th overall pick in the draft is projected as a starting defensive end this season. As a senior in 2012, he registered a career-high 62 tackles (45 solo).
Jones should give Green Bay's short-handed and underwhelming defensive line an immediate upgrade as an ideal fit for its diversified 3-4 scheme. He's athletic, plays physical and tracks the football in a hurry, tying everything together to blow up the backfield with 19 tackles for loss (6.5 sacks) last season. Jones' experience of playing at multiple spots in the Packers' style of defense will allow coordinator Dom Capers to create pass-rushing mismatches in a tandem with outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
The Packers also signed undrafted rookie safety Ryan McMahon. The 210-pounder out of Sacramento State spent his first three seasons at Southern California. He was in town for the Packers' rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis in May. He started 22 consecutive games over his final two seasons for the Hornets, finishing with 183 tackles (97 solo), including seven for a loss, a sack, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and an interception.

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