BREAKING: The Michigan Panthers are signing EDGE D’Anthony Jones, per his agent @VicEnwere1.
Source confirms that Jones is set to play for the @USFLPanthers in 2024, with the option to still pursue NFL opportunities before then.
Jones posted 64 tackles and 14 sacks during his… pic.twitter.com/j1WZzfJ771
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) October 23, 2023
This is an excellent pickup for Michigan’s defensive line, one that could use some help. As of right now, the team lost both edge rushers in Levi Bell and Breeland Speaks, two of the top linemen in the USFL. Additionally, DL Ethan Westbrooks was picked up by the New Jersey Generals in free agency.
Now, the Panthers secure another important free agent piece ahead of the 2024 season. Granted, Jones has signed a “futures deal”, which means that he can choose not to play next year. At the same time, he is free to pursue other NFL opportunities, just like any other player currently in the USFL.
— Cønnør (@BernienChompz) February 2, 2023
That being said, D’Anthony Jones brings a lot to the table for the Michigan Panthers. He began his college career at Long Beach Community College, and saw tremendous production during the 2019 season where he posted 62 tackles and 10.5 sacks in just nine games.
D’Anthony then transferred to Houston, where he continued to perform at a high level. Across three seasons, Jones registered 64 tackles and 14 sacks, dominating in the trenches for the Cougars.
Like/RT to vote for D’Anthony Jones flattening Michael Pratt for the sack/fumble for Play of the Year!pic.twitter.com/XygSCEOrl2
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