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Jason Jones Reportedly Signs with Miami Dolphins

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Defensive end Jason Jones #91 of the Detroit Lions reacts in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2016

Veteran defensive end Jason Jones was one of the more intriguing defensive linemen available in free agency until reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Miami Dolphins on Friday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1 confirmed Jones is heading to South Beach.

Jones, 29, registered 31 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 15 games with the Detroit Lions last season. He's had stints with the Tennessee Titans (2008-11), Seattle Seahawks (2012) and the Lions (2013-15) in his career.

The veteran is a solid, three-down player capable of being utilized as a 4-3 defensive end, 3-4 defensive end or potentially even a 3-4 outside linebacker. While he isn't an elite pass-rusher, he's sturdy against the run and has been durable later in his career, playing 31 of 32 games the past two seasons.

Jones is an experienced player and was a solid defensive end for the Lions opposite rising star Ezekiel Ansah. He'll be a nice addition at a reasonable price for the Dolphins.

 

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