Titans Agree to Terms with Former Texans OL Ben Jones


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans have added a key piece to their interior offensive line in former Texans center/guard Ben Jones.

Jones and the Titans have agreed to terms on a contract, pending a physical.

TitansOnline.com looks at the NFL career of OL Ben Jones. (AP Photos)

A fourth-round draft pick by Houston in 2012, Jones became the Texans' starting center in 2015 after the team released long-time center Chris Myers. Jones started all 16 games for the Texans last season.

In his career he's played in 64 straight games, with 43 starts. Jones (6-3, 308) started all 16 games at left guard in 2014, and has started 11 games at right guard in his career.

Jones, who played at the University of Georgia, gives the Titans options inside.

The team entered the offseason with plenty of questions marks on the offensive line.

Jeremiah Poutasi, a third-round pick by the Titans in the 2015 draft, began last season as the team's starting right tackle but moved to guard when Mike Mularkey became the team's head coach later in the season. Earlier this offseason, the Titans said they plan for Poutasi to compete at guard in his second NFL season.

The Titans also started undrafted rookie Quinton Spain at guard last season, opposite Chance Warmack, a first-round selection in the 2013 draft who has started 46 of 48 games in his first three NFL seasons.

Brian Schwenke was drafted to be the team's starting center in 2013, but he's been slowed by injuries during his career. After suffering a season-ending leg injury in 2015, the Titans turned to rookie Andy Gallik during a stretch in the second half of the season.

Because of his versatility, Jones gives the team options at each spot.

A native of Centreville, Alabama, Jones was a two-time All-SEC selection at Georgia, where he started 49 games at center.


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