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Vikings sign Datone Jones

Datone Jones

Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones, the team’s first round draft pick, warms up during an NFL football practice Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)


The Vikings continue to stay close to home for free agents.

They announced they had signed former Packers first-rounder Datone Jones, the latest in a string of links between the NFC North rivals.

Jones, who has converted from defensive end to outside linebacker, was Green Bay’s 2013 first-rounder from UCLA.

He’s expected to be a defensive end in the Vikings’ 4-3 defense.

Minnesota also had Packers castoff running back Eddie Lacy in for a visit, and want to bring tight end Jared Cook in if he gets out of Seattle without a deal.