NASHVILLE, TN, July 23, 2008 –The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with defensive lineman Jason Jones.
Jones, who was drafted by the Titans in the second round with the 54th overall selection, played in 45 games with 36 starts in four seasons at Eastern Michigan. The 6-foot-5-inch, 275-pounder collected 175 tackles (101 solo) with 14 sacks and ranked second in school history with 50 stops for losses. He developed into one of the nation's top run stuffers, ranking fifth in the NCAA in tackles for loss as a junior. Jones continued to excel in the trenches as a senior receiving third-team All-American and first-team All-MAC honors while playing defensive tackle and finishing tied for seventh in the country with 19.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Additionally, the Titans waived five players, including defensive end Bryce Fisher, linebacker Jerrell Freeman, wide receiver Jason Rivers, defensive tackle Eric Taylor and quarterback Paul Thompson.
The Titans have now agreed to terms with six of their seven draft choices, only running back Chris Johnson remains unsigned. The team opens training camp on Friday, July 25th.