Saturday, February 13, 2016

Eagles add safety Jones

The Eagles have signed safety Sean Jones to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

Eagles add safety Jones

The Eagles have come to terms on a one-year deal with safety Sean Jones. (AP / File photo)
The Eagles have come to terms on a one-year deal with safety Sean Jones. (AP / File photo)

The Eagles have signed safety Sean Jones to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

"It feels good to be an Eagle," Jones said at a news conference to announce his signing. "I think I'm turning a new leaf in my NFL career."

Jones, a 2004 second-round pick by the Cleveland Browns, has 14 interceptions the last three years, but he found his first venture into the NFL free-agent market lukewarm after missing four games last season with an injury to his right knee that required arthroscopic surgery.

"I didn't want to sign a long-term deal with a team that I didn't feel like was family," Jones said. "A one-year deal here right now, I will be able to just come out and showcase my talent and hopefully we can let everything iron itself out from there."

Jones, who played primarily strong safety in Cleveland, said he can also play free safety, the position vacated when Brian Dawkins signed with the Denver Broncos last week.

"I like playing strong, but we have Quintin Mikell already at strong," Jones said. "I don't know how they're going to do it. There is a lot of talent in the defensive backfield here in Philly. Hopefully I can come in where that void is from missing Dawkins. Hopefully I will become a great player."


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