The Vikings released center Brett Jones on Tuesday, the team announced.
Jones played 18 snaps on special teams in five games with the Vikings this season. He signed Sept. 18 after an injury to guard Pat Elflein, whom the Vikings designated to return to practice Monday.
Elflein underwent surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament.
Jones had an offer to join Seattle’s practice squad, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, but Jones elected instead to remain with the Vikings. He will sign with their practice squad Wednesdya, his second stint on their practice squad this season.
Jones, 29, played 16 games for the Vikings in 2018-19 after a trade from the Giants.
He played 30 games, with 14 starts, in two seasons with the Giants after two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
The Vikings also announced Tuesday they cut linebacker Cale Garrett from the practice squad. They signed cornerback Marcus Sayles to take Garrett’s spot on the practice squad.
Minnesota protected kicker Chase McLaughlin on its practice squad this week, preventing another team from signing him.
Vikings cut Brett Jones, but he will re-sign with their practice squad originally appeared on Pro Football Talk