ALLEN PARK — Defensive end Jason Jones, a Detroit area guy, has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions according to his agent Mike McCartney.
It’s possible Jones could start at defensive end, a position open with Cliff Avril on the free agent market and Kyle Vanden Bosch released last month.
Jones, who attended Southfield-Lathrup and Eastern Michigan University, has a familiarity with Lions coach Jim Schwartz. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round in 2008 when Schwartz was the defensive coordinator there.
The 26-year-old Jones, who is 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, played in a dozen games for the Seattle Seahawks last season with three sacks, four pass defenses and 10 tackles. He was not a starter.
Before his one season in Seattle, he played four seasons for the Titans and was a starter the last two (2010 and 2011).
He visited the Lions on Tuesday after 4 p.m. when free agency started.
It’s been a busy day for the Lions who signed Chris Houston to a five-year, $25 million deal.
They also restructured the contract of Ndamukong Suh to create more cap space.