After bringing Red Bryant back, and perhaps showing basically no interest in Mario Williams, it looks the Seahawks have at least one guy in mind to improve their pass rush. Free agent defensive lineman Jason Jones will visit the team Thursday.
Jones’ stats aren’t going to wow anyone. His 15.5 sacks in four seasons make him a less-than-flashy candidate to become a member of the Seahawks defensive line rotation, and if he’s paid well it will be tough to justify he and Bryant on the same line at the same time, and hard to justify not having Jones on the field if his price tag is too high. So signing Jones would logically mean that the team plans to use Red Bryant at end, or that they’ve seen something on tape that makes them think that the 6-5, 276 lb Jones has something to offer that he hasn’t shown to this point, for whatever reason.
That reason could be that he’s played a lot on interior Tennessee’s line. With that kind of size and wingspan, and reports of Jones athleticism, he may make a good low-priced player that can fit the Seahawks scheme well, even if his signing isn’t universally applauded in Seattle.
Speaking of that athleticism, Jones ran a 4.76 second 40 yard dash, and had a 123 inch broad jump in the 2008 scouting combine.