Found June 25, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The Detroit Lions signed veteran safety Sean Jones to a one-year deal on Monday, via team’s release. Jones, 30, left without a contract when he visited the team’s practice facility in Allen Park in early May. Photo Via FantasyKnuckleHeads.com Selected in the second round (59th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia, the 6-1, 220-pound Jones spent his first five seasons with the Cleveland Browns. After missing his rookie campaign due to a knee surgery suffered before the 2004 season, Jones made his debut in his second season, where he finished with 23 tackles and played mostly on special teams.  The Atlanta, GA native took over the starting strong safety spot in his third season and racked up 263 tackles and 14 interceptions from 2006-2008 with the Browns. Jones played one year in Philadelphia in 2009, where he replaced Brian Dawkins, before jumping ship to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent prior to the start of the 2010 season.  Over the past two seas...
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