The Lions had former Bengals safety Chris Crocker in for a visit earlier this week, but he wasn’t their only option for veteran help at the position.
Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio reports that former Buccaneers safety Sean Jones also visited the team this week. Jones started 32 games at strong safety for Tampa over the last two years, but he hasn’t generated much interest on the free agent market as of yet. That’s not terribly surprising given that it was far from Jones’ best season and that his own play was overshadowed by the generally bad state of affairs on defense in Tampa last season.
Jones intercepted 14 passes in his first three years as a starter for the Browns, who drafted him in the second round of the 2004 Draft. He hasn’t shown the same kind of ballhawking ability over the last three seasons in Tampa and Philadelphia. If Jones did sign with the Lions, he would probably compete with Amari Spievey for a starting job.
In addition to Crocker and Jones, the Lions have also met with O.J. Atogwe this offseason as they try to flesh out their secondary before training game.