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.