Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By DAVE DYE  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Detroit Lions defensive end Jason Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half of Sundays 27-20 victory at Washington. Jones, who grew up in Southfield, Mich., and played in college at Eastern Michigan, was signed to a three-year, 9.5 million free-agent deal during the off-season as part of the makeover on the Lions defense. The Lions announced after the game that Jones ruptured the patellar tendon when he was trying to rush the quarterback on a play. Jones spent last season with Seattle after playing the first four years of his NFL career in Tennessee. His absencepresumably willcreate some playing time for rookie Devin Taylor, a fourth-round draft pick out of South Carolina. Taylor was inactive Sunday for the second time in three games.
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