Former Eagle football player signed to Detroit Lions


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) scrambles under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive ends Jason Jones (90) and Chris Clemons (91) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, October 18, 2012. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./Sacramento Bee/MCT)

On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions announced the signing of former Eagle defensive tackle Jason Jones. In four seasons as an Eagle, he registered 175 total tackles, 13 sacks and one forced fumble. Jones began the 2004 season as a tight end before making the switch to the defensive line.

Jones was drafted in the second round (54th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. Jones spent four seasons with Tennessee before signing with the Seattle Seahawks last year.

He has currently played in 61 career NFL games and has 92 total tackles, 18.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.