Pass rushing defensive tackle Jason Jones has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with the Detroit Lions, the Lions announced today.
Jones signed with Seattle on a one-year deal after entering the League in 2008 as a second-round draft pick by the Tennessee Titans. He played in 12 games for the Seahawks last season, recording 10 total tackles, 3.0 sacks, five QB hits, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery. He was placed on injured reserve on December 20, 2012 after suffering a knee injury that required surgery.
When Jones was placed on IR, head coach Pete Carroll noted, “We’re just not the same without Jason in there.”
His departure in free agency will place an even greater emphasis on the Seahawks’ need to add depth to their pass rush either via the draft or free agency.
Jones is set to return to his hometown of Detroit where he attended Lathrup High School (Southfield, Mich.) and played his college ball with the Eastern Michigan Eagles.