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Seahawks agree to one-year deal with Jason Jones

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Mike McCartney, the player rep for free agent defensive tackle Jason Jones, confirmed on Twitter Saturday afternoon that his client has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract.

Jones, the No. 12 overall player on PFT’s Hot 100 list, had drawn significant interest from the Rams and Seahawks. The Titans were also said to be interested in re-signing Jones, though that didn’t get far. St. Louis essentially dropped out of the running when it signed Kendall Langford earlier in the day.

A potentially dominant three-technique tackle, Jones didn’t get what he was looking for on the open market after a disappointing 2011 season playing out of position in Tennessee. He’s now taking the Carlos Rogers approach, in hopes of rehabbing his value and reentering the free agent market after a better year.

In Seattle, Jones upgrades an already formidable front four. Immovable Red Bryant is the starting left end. Jones and Brandon Mebane figure to be the starting defensive tackles, with 338-pound Alan Branch playing on obvious running downs. Right end Chris Clemons has 22 sacks over the past two seasons.

The Seahawks will likely look to the draft for one more edge rusher, but they are set inside.

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10 Responses to “Seahawks agree to one-year deal with Jason Jones”
  1. seatownballers says: Mar 17, 2012 2:01 PM

    Good signing. gonna be tough to run through our front

  2. trollhammer20 says: Mar 17, 2012 2:03 PM

    Welcome to Seattle, Jason.

    You can never have enough big bodies up front, and if he can add to the pass rush (which was anemic outside of Clemons last season), so much the better.

    Was very glad to see Buffalo sign Williams, since they would have been looking pass rush in the first round. Signing him makes it more likely a top DE/OLB prospect falls Seattle’s way.

    Get more pass rush, and watch that young, talented secondary rob people blind all year long.

  3. bigguy54 says: Mar 17, 2012 2:08 PM

    This was the #2 DL on many’s wish list here. Dollar to sack wise JJ is a much better deal. The #9 D last year just got much better. Now we need to plug in a couple LB’ers to finish it off. Keuchley will look really good in Hawk Blue next year.

  4. hawknuts says: Mar 17, 2012 2:25 PM

    were going to grab a DE in the first round IMO and this move with jones just makes that investment so much better. it will give the young guy more support and the ability to grow into his role on the team.

  5. domeinate says: Mar 17, 2012 2:58 PM

    Pound ‘em. Hoping u guys get Matt Flynn. More upside that any other QB in FA

  6. elchapoguzman82 says: Mar 17, 2012 3:10 PM

    I hope manning does sign with the niners and jones is the one who puts his lights out!

  7. fumblenuts says: Mar 17, 2012 3:45 PM

    Calling it now…Hawks defense will be top 5 in the NFL this season.

  8. driftw00d says: Mar 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    Watched all of his games. He is a little soft against the run, but for a team needing a DT to rush the passer he is a perfect fit. The Titans wasted him at DE last season. Smart pickup by the Seahawks.

  9. headonaswivel says: Mar 17, 2012 7:19 PM

    As a Titans fan I can honestly say I could care less JJ is gone.

    Seahawk fans lemme give you a run down of your new DT…

    For those who say “cool another big body up front”, well he’s not a big body at all in fact he’s only 275 and got hurt constantly playing inside.

    This is why he was switched to DE, he just couldn’t hold up at all inside. At DE he displayed virtually no pass rushing moves. He solely relies on quickness to blow by blockers, if that doesn’t work he gets stoned 100% of the time.

    I suppose he’ll be in almost exclusively on 3rd downs, rushing the passer from the inside.

    Just thought I’d let you know a bit about the guy you signed. Believe me or not, this is how I see him having watched every single Titans snap for his entire tenure.

  10. ghostshock says: Mar 18, 2012 2:28 AM

    @headonaswivel

    There’s a reason he was the #12 player on the list. Seattle’s front four is already very good. Adding a pass-rushing 3-tech to the mix is huge.

    “I suppose he’ll be in almost exclusively on 3rd downs, rushing the passer from the inside.” So, NFL teams only pass on 3rd downs? This isn’t the 80s.

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