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'Big Brother' Jolly's Presence Will Be Missed

Jolly (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

Johnny Jolly, despite a three-year suspension, had become a key run defender and locker room leader. With Jolly sidelined by a neck injury, he'll continue being a team leader but others will have to take his place between the lines.

Johnny Jolly went from prison and a long shot to make the roster, to a starter and key cog of the defense. Not to mention leader and mentor. First-round pick Datone Jones on Friday called Jolly his "older brother." "He's definitely a guy that looks out for the younger guys to make sure that we have everything under control, make sure that we know our assignments," Jones said. "He's a leader in... Recommended Stories

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