Lions sign Sean Jones to compete at safety

Sean+JonesThe Detroit Lions have picked up some veteran help in their secondary, in the form of one of the few players with the potential to start who’s still available in free agency.

Sean Jones, a safety who has started all 16 games each of the last two years for the Buccaneers, has signed with Detroit. The Lions will be Jones’ fourth NFL team; he was drafted by the Browns in 2004 and played five years in Cleveland and one in Philadelphia before signing with the Bucs.  Read More…

Lions safety search continues with Sean Jones

Jimmy Graham, Sean JonesAP

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. Read more here…