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Sean Jones latest safety to visit Lions

Jimmy Graham, Sean Jones AP

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.

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6 Responses to “Sean Jones latest safety to visit Lions”
  1. ksmith013 says: May 10, 2012 1:05 PM

    They can have him. He was the worst player on the worst defense in the history of the Buccaneers.

  2. jaderbear76 says: May 10, 2012 5:40 PM

    Should have taken a corner instead of a receiver!! Very millen like!

  3. truelionsfan says: May 10, 2012 6:14 PM

    Should have taken a corner instead of a receiver!! Very millen like!

    If you don’t know what your talking about shhhh. Not a single one of these guys is a corner and, the Lions actually drafted three corners(the best nickle corner in the draft and two other corners 6′ 190+lbs both run sub 4.4 40′s). Go look at bears news. Ryan Bryoles will be torching the slot for years. Think Star-scream and Megatron.

  4. sirbenly says: May 11, 2012 1:43 AM

    They can have him. He was the worst player on the worst defense in the history of the Buccaneers.

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    One of, for sure. Although didn’t Fat Albert also play for that defense last year? lol

  5. cover2blitz0 says: May 11, 2012 4:48 AM

    lol @ sean jones talk about a player thats allergic to contact. ksmith013 is exactly right he stood out on the worst d in franchise history and thats saying something

  6. jerseybuc says: May 12, 2012 4:16 PM

    Horrible safety, best known for hitting the pile 2 seconds after the play is over. Bucs will be that much better with him elsewhere. Good luck Lions

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