Jason Jones contract status 2012
Seahawks signed DL Jason Jones, formerly of the Titans, to a one-year contract.
Easily the top defensive lineman left on the market, Jones will head to the Pacific Northwest after failing to reach an agreement with his former coach Jeff Fisher's Rams. One of the more underrated players in the league, Jones is capable of playing both tackle and end, but prefers tackle. That should be where he suits up in Seattle with Chris Clemons and Red Bryant entrenched at end. A return to his preferred position could lead to a much bigger payday for Jones next offseason.
TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Jul 23 2008
Signed a 4 year $3.21 million contract with Tennessee (TEN)
The contract may reduce St. Louis’ chances of landing fellow free agent defensive tackle Jason Jones. Jones visited Rams Park quickly after the beginning of free agency, but left without a contract and recently met with the division-rival Seahawks.
Jones has intended to sign a deal this weekend. We suspect he’s now Seattle bound.
Langford has strictly been a two-down, 3-4 defensive end in Miami and will have to change his game with St. Louis, likely playing as an inside pass rusher. He has 7.5 sacks in 64 NFL games.
Jones has 15.5 sacks in 49 career games. He’d be a big addition to a Seahawks defense in need of an improved interior pass rush.