Titans defensive lineman Jason Jones moves on in free agency

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 5:17pm
Staff reports

Defensive lineman Jason Jones agreed to contract terms with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

Jones became the second starter from the Tennessee Titans defense to sign with another team since the start of free agency on Tuesday. Cornerback Cortland Finnegan signed with the St. Louis Rams a couple days earlier.

Jones, a second-round pick out of Eastern Michigan in 2008, started 28 games over the last two seasons. His deal with the Seahawks reportedly was for one season.

He had five sacks as a rookie and his production in that regard declined every years from there. He had three in 2011, when he was used primarily as a defensive end as part of the Titans’ attempts to get bigger along the defensive front. He was a defensive tackle during his first three seasons in the NFL.

Even so, he ranked among the top 10 for NFL defensive tackles with 12.5 sacks over the last four seasons.

He also had 16 tackles for losses. His 12 in 2010 was the franchise’s second-highest total during its Tennessee Titans era, which began in 1999.

Jones missed the first game of last season because of a knee injury and sat out the final game with an ankle injury.

1 Comment on this post:

By: MusicCity615 on 3/18/12 at 12:28

We should have kept him and moved him to the interior line. This is a bad move and we could have used him. Never can have enough depth on the defensive line