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Julius Jones Signs With Seattle

The Lions will have to continue to search for more depth at the running back position as Julius Jones has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks reached an agreement in principle Friday night with former Cowboys running back Julius Jones, the second running back move made by the team this week.

Jones agreed to a four-year deal worth around $3 million a year. The contract is similar to the five-year, $14 million contract reached with halfback T.J. Duckett earlier this week.

It is looking more and more like a running back will have to be taken in the NFL Draft to fill the need of more depth behind Kevin Jones.  What I'm worried about is that Matt Millen will feel the need to take a RB on day one.  A lot of mock drafts have had Detroit taking a RB in the first-round, which is not a good idea.  That position is fairly deep, and the Lions have bigger needs to worry about.

As John Clayton points out in the article linked above, Shaun Alexander's status with the Seahawks certainly is becoming a question mark.  With Jones and Duckett joining Seattle, there is some talk that Alexander could get released.  I imagine the Lions would try to go after him if he did go on the market, but Alexander would have to want to come here.  I'm probably getting ahead of myself with that speculation, but keep an eye on it.

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