COLLEGE: In 45 games for Eastern Michigan, Jones started 33 games on defense and three times on offense. He collected 175 tackles with 14 sacks and ranked second in school history with 50 tackles for loss.
PERSONAL: Attended Lathrup (Southfield, Mich.) High School and enjoyed an outstanding prep career as a football and basketball player.
PRO: Physical presence with the ability to play on the inside and outside of the defensive line who returns to Detroit after stints in Seattle and Tennessee and having grown up in nearby Southfield, Mich. Career totals include 61 games (31 starts) 91 total tackles (61 solo) 18.5 sacks, 19 pass defenses, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
2012: Played in 12 games during his only year with Seattle, finishing with 10 tackles (seven solo), 3.0 sacks (15.0 yards), four pass defenses and one fumble recovery.
2011: Started 11-of-14 games played in for the Titans in 2011, finishing the season with 27 tackles (18 solo), three sacks (21 yards), one forced fumble and five pass defenses.
2010: Produced one of the most impressive campaigns by a defensive tackle during the “Titans” era, finishing with 38 tackles (33 solo), 3.5 sacks (28 yards), three forced fumbles and three pass defenses. His 12 tackles for loss ranked second among the Titans in that period, trailing only Kevin Carter’s 13 in 2001.
2009:Played in seven games during his sophomore campaign, finishing with 15 total tackles (nine solo), four sacks (29 yards) and five pass defenses.
2008: Had a breakout season as a rookie for the Titans, finishing the year with 31 tackles (24 solo), five sacks, three forced fumbles and two pass defenses. His five sacks ranked fourth in the NFL among all defensive tackles and were the most among rookie offensive linemen.
It appears the Lions hit a home run with the selection of Ziggy Ansah in last year's draft, while fourth-round pick Devin Taylor has shown to be a solid choice as well. Do the Lions go to the well one more time in 2014?
The Lions signed Jones on day one of free agency with the idea that his length and speed would be a compliment alongside Ndamukong Suh - and continued by drafting Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor
The Detroit Lions defensive line, including Ndamukong Suh and Willie Young campaign for Jason Jones to win Player of the Game vs. New England during an in-game sideline interview.
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy forces New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden to fumble and Detroit defensive end Jason Jones recovers deep in New England territory.