NFL rumors: D.J. Jones, 49ers agree to one-year free-agency contract

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Report: 49ers bring back important DT Jones on one-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The 49ers are bringing back a key piece of their defensive line.

D.J. Jones and the 49ers have agreed on a one-year contract, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, citing a source.

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Jones appeared to confirm the news on his personal Twitter account as well.

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While he doesn't get the same spotlight as players like Nick Bosa, Jones is an important part of the 49ers' defense. The 26-year-old appeared in 14 games last season, recording 20 tackles -- seven for loss -- three sacks and three QB hits. 

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Jones had a 61.3 Pro Football Focus grade last season, and a 67.8 grade in 2019. 

The four-year pro has played 44 regular season games, including 29 starts, for the 49ers. He has 70 tackles -- 13 for loss -- and five sacks in his young career. Jones is just another example of the 49ers prioritizing their own players this offseason.

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