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Jason Jones likely to become free agent

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The Titans are believed to be in the market for a defensive lineman in the draft and that need might become more acute when free agency opens.

Terry McCormick of Titans Insider reports that Jason Jones will likely test free agency when it opens on March 13th. Jones, who has played both defensive end and defensive tackle since joining the team as a 2008 second-round pick, could still wind up back in Tennessee since the two sides are still talking, but, for now, a new contract before the rest of the league can join the bidding looks like a longshot.

Jones was much more effective as a pass-rushing interior lineman in his first three seasons than he was as a defensive end in 2011, which is part of the reason why the Titans are thought to be in the market for an end this offseason. Titans coach Mike Munchak has indicated that the team will continue to flip Jones between the two positions, which could give a team looking solely for an interior player a leg up in the bidding for Jones’ services.

Whatever happens with Jones, the Titans will be shopping for help up front on defense this year.

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11 Responses to “Jason Jones likely to become free agent”
  1. sledgehorn says: Feb 27, 2012 3:26 PM

    He has Eagles written all over him.
    They need a second DT, plays great in the Wide-9 inside, and is versatile. Makes perfect sense.

  2. sicklife1 says: Feb 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    How come every time a player becomes available, Eagles fans come out & say how he would be a perfect fit for the Eagles. Haven’t you guys learned anything? You build through the draft, then add pieces. Eagles are starting to sound like the new Redskins, biggest winners of the offseason but can’t/don’t produce in the regular/post season.

  3. n0hopeleft says: Feb 27, 2012 4:42 PM

    He has Eagles written all over him.
    They need a second DT, plays great in the Wide-9 inside, and is versatile. Makes perfect sense.

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    He has underachiever written all over him?

  4. eaglebobby says: Feb 27, 2012 4:52 PM

    To sicklife1 and nohopeleft–

    Last offseason was the first time under Reid that the Eagles went wild in FA. They were poised to do it because they knew when other teams would be struggling with cash flow, they could make a big splash. You need to check out their history under Reid–

    2000–that’s when they made the first big hit–they signed Jon Runyan–all he did was solidify RT for a decade; Carlos Emmons–all he did was become one of the best LBs in the league; and Brian Mitchell.

    01–James Thrash and Shawn Barber were the only notable FAs they signed.

    04–They signed the Freak as a FA–TO wasn’t a FA–they got him in a trade.

    Really, that’s been it. I think you’ll see the Eagles sign maybe 1 or 2 LBs and that’s it. The rest will be draft picks.

    The difference between them and the Skins is the Skins tried to win the offseason EVERY YEAR.

  5. sicklife1 says: Feb 27, 2012 5:32 PM

    @eaglebobby

    You’re forgetting about Asante Samuel & Michael Vick…But you’re missing the point. EVERY TIME I read a blog on here about FA’s, and Eagle’s fan chimes in on how they’re a great fit for the Eagle’s, or they’ll be an Eagle, etc, etc. Whether it’s Curtis Lofton, James Jones, Anthony Adams, Brian Dawkins, Stephen Tulloch, Dwayne Bowe, Vincent Jackson, etc, etc……I hope the Eagles do continue to load the team up with FA’s. It will be another season of disappointment for all those wonderful Philly fans.

  6. philahitman says: Feb 27, 2012 5:34 PM

    sicklife1 says:
    Feb 27, 2012 4:16 PM
    How come every time a player becomes available, Eagles fans come out & say how he would be a perfect fit for the Eagles. Haven’t you guys learned anything? You build through the draft, then add pieces.
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    Actually, most of the free agents played pretty well last year, including Pro Bowl DE Jason Babin who followed Jim Washburn from Tennesse as Jones probably will. Most of the players that blew their season were drafted… Kurt Coleman, Casey Matthews, Jamar Chaney, Moise Fokou and Nate Allen.

  7. philahitman says: Feb 27, 2012 5:37 PM

    sicklife1 says:
    Feb 27, 2012 4:16 PM
    How come every time a player becomes available, Eagles fans come out & say how he would be a perfect fit for the Eagles. Haven’t you guys learned anything? You build through the draft, then add pieces. Eagles are starting to sound like the new Redskins, biggest winners of the offseason but can’t/don’t produce in the regular/post season
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    Jason Jones had his best seasons under former Tennesse and current Eagles D line coach Jim Washburn… so yes, he would be a good fit. Do some homework before you start bashing people.

  8. sicklife1 says: Feb 27, 2012 6:02 PM

    @philahitman

    Yea, and so did Albert Haynesworth. You gonna sign him too? Come on man, do your research before you start bashing big guy.

  9. quittsburghstoolers says: Feb 28, 2012 3:11 PM

    The Titans refuse to admit it was a mistake
    to move Jones from DT to DE.

    Should have left him at his old spot. Now it
    looks like they may lose him.

    Dumb…

  10. eaglebranded says: Mar 6, 2012 9:19 PM

    Sicklife1 there we go again hating when he end up in green what you going to say then, and you do some research the Redskins gave away all their picks and spent most there money to build that team . Ring,ring ,ring Philly still got money to spend so shut up hating on the fact your sorry ass team whoever they may be can’t afford to build a team this year you chumps will eat them words.

  11. mrseaballs says: Mar 25, 2012 3:12 AM

    I see that same thing about the Eagles. It is true.

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