Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday that the Titans hope to re-sign free agent DL Jason Jones as a swing lineman for 2012.

Jones referred to his 2011 position switch from tackle to left end as a "sacrifice for the team," so the swing role may not be especially appealing when he begins weighing offers from teams that want to use him inside. Jones, 26, had 26 QB hurries as a defensive tackle in 2010. He only had seven in 2011.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

The Titans are now reportedly beginning preliminary discussions with free agent DL Jason Jones on a contract extension.

It's a reversal from the club's attitude over the past month, when all signs pointed to Jones walking after he struggled mightily at defensive end in DL coach Tracy Rocker's scheme. It's not clear if the Titans want him back at tackle or end. The Rams are a logical fit if Jones does make it to the open market.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

The Titans are not expected to offer free agent DL Jason Jones more than a one-year deal.

Jones struggled in first-year DL coach Tracy Rocker's scheme after being forced from tackle to end. It's possible that he'll be one of the better values on the 2012 free agent market. Only 25 years old, Jones has shown the ability to be one of the league's top three-technique defensive tackles. He played that position for Jeff Fisher from 2008-2010, and may draw interest from the Rams.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Impending free agent DL Jason Jones indicated that the Titans' positional plans for him will play a role in choosing whether to return to Nashville.

Jones' production took a hit after DC Jerry Gray moved him to defensive end in order to add size outside and take advantage of new-found depth on the interior. "It depends on whatever scheme fits me or if I want to come back here," said Jones.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Titans starting DEs Jason Jones and Derrick Morgan are both expected back from knee injuries in Week 2.

The Tennessee defense got its tail kicked in the trenches minus both Jones and Morgan, so this is a big help. Morgan, the more explosive pass rusher, is the weak-side end and should square off mostly with Ravens LT Bryant McKinnie Sunday. Jones is the left end, kicking inside to defensive tackle on pass downs.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Titans LE Jason Jones (knee) is not expected to play in Week 1.

Jones was spotted running steps prior to Sunday's game in Jacksonville, which according to beat writer Jim Wyatt, "means he's not playing today." The Titans are expected to start William Hayes and Dave Ball on the ends against the Jags. Jones is an excellent run defender, so Maurice Jones-Drew's matchup improves.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Titans LE Jason Jones (knee) is unsure if he'll be ready for Sunday's opener after being limited in practice on Thursday.

"If I have to miss one game to be ready for 15, that's what I'll have to do," Jones said. He did add he is "feeling good and has no pain," but it certainly sounds like he's prepared to sit out. The Titans will exercise the utmost caution with their linchpin lineman.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Titans coach Mike Munchak confirmed Friday that he anticipates LE Jason Jones (knee) returning for Week 1.

Jones has been out since August 20, but it sounds like he'll be able to resume practicing next week. Previously a dominant defensive tackle, Jones switched to end in training camp and will be used ala Justin Tuck, kicking inside on nickel downs. He's a good bet to set a career high for sacks this season.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Titans LE Jason Jones will not need surgery on his left knee after sustaining an injury in Saturday's game.

Good news for more of the more under-appreciated defenders in the league. Jones will miss at least the rest of the preseason, though the Titans remain optimistic that he will recover in time for the season opener.

Jason Jones
DL FA
6 years ago

Titans DE Jason Jones injured his left knee in Tennesse's preseason game against the Rams on Saturday.

He was seen on the sidelines in a brace, but without crutches. HC Mike Munchak said he is expecting Jones to be fine for the Tennessee's regular season opener, but that he wouldn't know for sure until tests are run on Sunday. One of the linchpins of the Titans defense, they can ill-afford for Jones' injury to be serious.