He’s a player that the Eagles, according to The National Football Post, could potentially target when the free agency signing period opens next week.
Here’s what TNFP’s Dan Pompei had to say regarding Jones:
For a player who had only three sacks last year, Jason Jones is getting considerable attention as a potential free agent. The Titans are interested in retaining Jones, but if Jones hits the open market there is likely to be competition for his services, including from St. Louis, where his former boss Jeff Fisher calls the shots, and from the Philadelphia, where his former defensive line coach Jim Washburn has influence.
The Titans used Jones a lot at defensive end last year, and have indicated they may do the same in the future. But Jones believes he is best suited inside, specifically as a three-technique who can shoot gaps and disrupt. He clearly has demonstrated interior pass rush skills, and at 25 has potential to improve. Jones is likely to be one of the players who gets action in the first wave of free agency.
The Washburn connection makes the move a possibility. But the words “clearly has demonstrated interior pass rush skills” is truly what makes signing Jones an intriguing possibility. And while Jones will probably command a far from modest contract, it probably won’t take an absurd deal to the lure the 25-year-old to Philadelphia.
It’s been noted that the Eagles could use help at defensive tackle, so much so that many draft experts have them utilizing their first round pick on the position. Still, it might make more sense for the Eagles to take a chance on a solid, proven player like Jones (15.5 career sacks) and use that valuable resource elsewhere.