The Detroit Lions are rumored to be the clubhouse leaders for the services of running back Reggie Bush, but while they wait for that process to unravel, general manager Martin Mayhew made a savvy move by signing former Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jason Jones to a three-year contract. Terms are not yet available, and the deal was announced by Jones' agent, Mike McCartney.
Excited for Jason Jones to be in Honolulu Blue after agreeing to terms with the @detroitlionsnfl
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 13, 2013
Jones, selected in the second round in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Titans, has amassed 18.5 sacks in his five-year career, predominantly as a three-technique defensive tackle. He signed a one-year deal to play for the Seahawks in 2012, and became a key member of the team's interior pass rush in its multiple fronts until he was placed on injured reserve in early December with a knee injury.
“We thought he did some good things, so we’ll see how that works out," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said of re-signing Jones during his season-ending press conference. "There is a lot of work to be done to get done with a one year contract, but we’ll see how that works out. He did some nice stuff.”
Jones will be a good rotational addition to Detroit's interior line, and you could see him playing some end, as well.
"He has this way about him to get into cracks and stuff that helps everybody rush better," Carroll said last December about Jones' attributes. "Our pass rush is at our best when he’s out there so hopefully we can get him going and allow him to be a factor. He doesn’t always have to make the sack to be a factor because he has great reach and he gets in the quarterbacks' way and he gains real well with the ends, so he’s a big accent to us.”