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Lions sign DE Jason Jones who could step into starting role

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.

 The Lions have also talked to free agents Reggie Bush and Glover Quin this morning.

(Follow @PaulaPasche on Twitter. Order her new book,  “100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die’’ here. It’s also available at bookstores.)


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