49ers sign ex-Texans safety Don Jones

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The Houston Texans lose Don Jones in free agency. He’s the fourth player to bolt this offseason as well as the fourth defensive player .

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Saturday that they’ve signed former Houston Texans safety Don Jones.

Jones only spent the 2016 season with the Texans but was tied for the team lead in special teams tackles with 11 in nine games.

Jones was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round back in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Arkansas State. He’s also spent time with the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns.

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Jones is now the fourth Texans player to leave in free agency and the third defensive back.

Jones has accumulated 39 tackles and two forced fumbles during his three year NFL career.

Jones is certainly not a huge loss compared to the Texans having linebacker John Simon, cornerback A.J. Bouye and safety Quintin Demps all sign elsewhere after contributing as starters on their league leading defense last season.

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Finding a replacement for Jones shouldn’t be too difficult for the Texans.  They can still try to scoop up a player in free agency or even in the draft that can help them on special teams while also providing some depth on defense.