The New York Giants have re-signed their center for next season. Center Brett Jones signed a one-year, $2.914 million franchise tender to stay with Big Blue for another year. Because Jones was a restricted free agent, the Giants would have received a second-round pick if he decided to sign with a different team.
Center Brett Jones has re-signed w/ #Giants, per source. He's signed the one-year, $2.914 million deal tendered by the team as a restricted free agent (attached 2nd-round compensation back to NYG if another team had tried to poach him). Jones be UFA next year.— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) April 9, 2018
The #NYGiants have re-signed C Brett Jones and TE Ryan O’Malley pic.twitter.com/s7tS27Z1Uj— New York Giants (@Giants) April 9, 2018
Jones, 26, found a bigger role with the team last season with the injury to starting center Weston Richburg. He appeared in all 16 games for Big Blue, starting 13. That was way up from the season before, in which Jones played in 14 of the Giants games, only starting one of them.
Before coming to New York, Jones spent two seasons playing in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders. He was picked in the second round of the 2013 CFL Draft after playing his college football in Canada at the University of Regina.
Jones looks to help a Giants offensive line that was ranked the 26th worst offensive line in football, according to Pro Football Focus.