Brett Jones, a veteran interior offensive lineman who drew interest from the Denver Broncos early in free agency, remains unsigned.
Jones (6-2, 315 pounds) is a 29-year-old center/guard who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2018-2020. He became an unrestricted free agent in March and drew interest from teams including the Broncos, Seattle Seattle, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Still unsigned, Jones might now have to wait until after the NFL draft to land a contract. Denver, Seattle, Houston and Green Bay might decide to wait to see which offensive linemen fall to them in the draft before potentially returning to Jones as a fallback option.
Jones has played in 61 career games (19 starts), allowing four sacks and drawing three penalties in those contests. If singed by the Broncos, he would likely serve as the team’s top backup center while also providing depth at guard.
Denver has a quality backup guard in Netane Muti and a developing backup tackle in Calvin Anderson, but the team could use more depth at center. Jones was a CFL star before landing in the NFL in 2015.