The Detroit Lions have finally added another veteran safety into the mix. After hosting three veteran safeties this offseason, the Lions agreed to a deal with one of them -- Sean Jones -- on Monday, according to Tim Twentyman. Jones has passed his physical and will be signed as soon as a player is released to make room on the roster for him.
Jones spent the last two seasons in Tampa Bay and started in all 32 games for the Buccaneers. Before that, he was with the Philadelphia Eagles for one season. He made nine starts with them, and during his time in Cleveland with the Browns from 2004-08, he was consistently in the starting lineup.
With the Lions, Jones will try to land the starting job across from Louis Delmas. Erik Coleman, who re-signed with the Lions earlier this offseason, is also in the mix, although Amari Spievey is expected to retain his starting job if he's healthy. Personally, I see Jones as a depth player who will compete with Coleman for a spot on the team rather than a spot in the starting lineup.
Jones had previously visited the Lions back in May. Safeties Chris Crocker and Oshiomogho Atogwe also visited earlier in the offseason. Atogwe signed with the Eagles last week, and now Jones is set to join the Lions.