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Jason Jones | Defensive Lineman | #98

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 278
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (54) / TEN
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Dolphins signed DE Jason Jones, formerly of the Lions.
Jones had early interest from Dallas and Pittsburgh, but struggled for offers outside of Miami. He'll have to settle for rotational snaps behind Mario Williams and Cameron Wake after starting 31 games the last two seasons. Jones could see more time inside in DC Vance Joseph's scheme. May 13 - 7:22 PM

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Free agent DE Jason Jones is still in talks with Miami.

Jones visited the Dolphins twice, but left without a deal. A 31-game starter the last two seasons, he would have to settle for rotational snaps in Miami. Dallas is the only other team to visit with Jones.
Apr 23 - 4:39 PM

Free agent DE Jason Jones visited the Dolphins on Friday.

This is Jones' second visit with the Dolphins in a month, indicating a contract could be looming. Jones has also met with the Cowboys, and the Steelers were reported to have interest last month. The veteran end recorded 9.5 sacks over the last two seasons for the Lions.
Apr 16 - 10:47 AM

Free agent DE Jason Jones will visit the Cowboys.

Dallas will also meet with OL Joe Looney. Jones has also met with the Dolphins, and the Steelers reportedly have interest. Jones started 31 games for the Lions over the last two seasons, recording 9.5 sacks and standing up well against the run. He will turn 30 in May.
Mar 28 - 11:17 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers have expressed interest in free agent DE Jason Jones.

Jones would likely line up at outside linebacker in the Steelers' 3-4, but he has the size and edge-setting ability to see snaps at defensive end. Jones has 9.5 sacks over the last two seasons. He is expected to meet with the Dolphins in the coming days.
Source: ESPN
Mar 10 - 8:24 PM

Free agent DE Jason Jones will visit the Dolphins.

Jones had one of his more productive seasons in 2015, earning 4.5 sacks over 556 snaps as the Lions' starting left end. The Dolphins replaced Olivier Vernon with Mario Williams earlier this week but they're not done adding pieces to their defensive line. Ex-Giant Robert Ayers will visit Miami after his sit-down with the Buccaneers.
Mar 10 - 10:21 AM

Lions LE Jason Jones is recovering from offseason knee surgery.

It sounds like a cleanup procedure one year after Jones suffered a torn patellar tendon. Jones is expected back for training camp, although this could open the door for Larry Webster or Devin Taylor to make a run at left-end snaps.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew said the team is bringing back DE Jason Jones.

A report surfaced earlier this offseason that Jones could be released to make room for free agent Ndamukong Suh. The Lions are keeping him. Jones tied a career-high with five sacks in 2014 and was especially good against the run. Hanging onto both Jones and George Johnson could be a sign the Lions are getting ready for life after Suh. Mayhew said Jones' $3.15M contract won't be restructured.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 08:53:00 AM

MLive.com considers Lions LE Jason Jones a strong candidate to be released this offseason.

After rupturing his patellar tendon last season, Jones returned to start all 17 games, including Detroit's playoff loss. He was used as an early-down edge-setter against the run. Jones received positive marks in that area, but is set to count $4 million against the 2015 cap. The Lions need to pinch every penny if they're going to hammer out a mega-extension with Ndamukong Suh.
Source: MLive.com
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Lions DE Jason Jones (knee) has been a limited participant at this week's OTAs.

He remains on track for training camp. Jones is coming off a ruptured patellar tendon sustained in Week 3 of last season. He's expected to start at strong-side defensive end and kick inside as a rusher in sub packages.
Wed, May 21, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Lions LE Jason Jones (knee) expects to be ready for the offseason program.

Jones tore his left patellar tendon in Week 3. MLive.com expects him to return as the starter opposite RE Ziggy Ansah, though Devin Taylor could also be in the mix. Patellar tendon tears are tough injuries to come back from. Jones will turn 28 in May and generated just two pressures in 87 snaps last season.
Source: MLive.com
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Lions placed LE Jason Jones on injured reserve with torn left patellar tendon, ending his season.

The 27-year-old end went down with a non-contact injury in Sunday's win. Signed to a three-year, $9.5 million deal in March, Jones ends his first year in the Motor City having generated just two quarterback pressures in 87 snaps (per Pro Football Focus). Andre Fluellen is taking Jones' roster spot, though Willie Young, Israel Idonije and perhaps rookie Devin Taylor will split up his role.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Lions LE Jason Jones tore the patellar tendon in his left knee in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Redskins and is done for the season.

Jones was carted off in the second quarter after his knee gave out on a non-contact play. The 27-year-old wasn't creating much pressure on the quarterback through two-plus games, and he was near the bottom of Pro Football Focus' 4-3 defensive end rankings. However, Jones was a valuable veteran presence up front. Willie Young and Israel Idonije will fill in at left end for the remainder of the season. Jones signed a three-year, $9.5 million deal in March.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Lions LE Jason Jones was carted off the field with a left knee injury in Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

Jones' knee looked like it just gave out on him as he was rushing the passer midway through the second quarter. Willie Young replaced Jones at left end.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 02:16:00 PM

GM Martin Mayhew said Jason Jones will play defensive end on first and second down, and defensive tackle on third downs.

Versatility and ability to rush the quarterback from the inside is what landed Jones a three-year, $9.5 million deal last Wednesday. He'll start at left end in the Lions' base formation and then kick inside in the nickel. As a true three-down player, Jones is a strong bet to top his previous career-high of five sacks.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 08:11:00 AM

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