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Justin Jones



Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 309 lbs

College: North Carolina State


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  • Completed his fifth NFL season and first with the Bears in 2022 after spending the previous four with the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Has appeared in 68 games with 52 starts, totaling 170┬átackles (91 solo), 7.5 sacks, 20 QBH, 24 TFL, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries
  • Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the third round (84th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft

2022 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started at defensive tackle in Week 1, finishing the contest with two tackles (one solo) and one pass defensed
  • In Week 2 at Green Bay, recorded eight tackles (five solo) and matched a team-best two tackles-for-loss
  • Logged his first sack as a member of the Bears in Week 3 vs. Houston, bringing down quarterback Davis Mills for a loss of eight yards; finished the contest with two solo tackles, one tackle for loss and two QBH
  • Finished third on the team with six combined tackles (two solo) in Week 4 at New York, while also matching a career-best two tackles-for-loss
  • In Week 5 at Minnesota, got to Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins with 2:15 left in the second quarter to give him his second sack of the season. Put him at 6.5 sacks for his career
  • Had one pass defensed in addition to the sack
  • Logged a pass deflection against Washington in Week 6
  • In Week 7 at New England, pounced on a fumbled exchange by Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe to give the Bears their second takeaway of the evening
  • The fumble recovery is the third of his career
  • Finished with two combined tackles (one solo) and two PD in addition to the fumble recovery
  • Contributed a pair of tackles in Week 8 at Dallas
  • Had one solo tackle in Week 9 vs. Miami
  • Logged three tackles (all solo) against the Lions in Week 10, two of which came for a loss
  • Those two TFL match a single-game career-high, and he's had multiple TFL in a game three other times in his career. Also registered one QBH
  • Got on the stat sheet with three combined tackles (two solo) at Atlanta in Week 11
  • Contributed five combined tackles and one QBH against the Jets in Week 12
  • Had three combined (two solo) tackles against the Bills in Week 16
  • Had six combined tackles (three solo) and recorded his third sack of the season in Week 17 at Detroit
  • Posted three solo tackles in Week 18 vs. Minnesota, all of which were credited as TFL's; his three TFL in the Vikings game mark a career-high

2021 SEASON (Chargers):

  • Started in the Week 1 contest vs. Washington before sitting out for five games due to injury
  • Returned from injury and started in 11 games, logging 37 tackles (20 solo), 3.0 sacks, five QBH, five TFL, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries
  • His best game of the season was vs. the Vikings when he logged six tackles (three solo), one QBH and one fumble recovery

2020 SEASON (Chargers):

  • Appeared in 13 contests (12 starts), totaling 34 tackles (19 solo), 1.0 sack, five TFL and four QBH
  • Had six games throughout the season with 3+ tackles and recorded his first full career sack during the regular season vs. the Falcons

2019 SEASON (Chargers):

  • Started and played in 12 games, recording 30 tackles (18 solo), two TFL, three QBH, one pass defensed and his first-career forced fumble
  • Started and logged a career-high eight tackles at the Steelers in Week 6

2018 SEASON (Chargers):

  • As a rookie, appeared in 15 games, totaling 17 tackles, 0.5 sack and one QBH
  • His best game of the season was during his NFL debut in Week 1 when he notched three tackles vs. the Chiefs
  • Started in both of the Chargers post-season contests, recording six tackles, one TFL, 1.0 sack and two QBH