Jones has signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Jones' deal is reportedly worth more than $1.5 million, and although he's recovering from offseason knee surgery, the veteran will help Miami's options while Cameron Wake comes back from his Achilles tear. A starter in 31 of 32 games for the Lions the past two years, Jones posted 31 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season.
Jones and the Dolphins are close to reaching an agreement on a contract, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Jones had 31 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 15 games for Detroit last season. He will provide the Dolphins with another veteran presence along the defensive line should he sign on the dotted line.
Jones (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Bears. Jones, one of the Lions' starting defensive ends, was cleared to play in Week 6 after returning to full practice Friday. The 29-year-old has recorded 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble so far this season.
The Lions have announced that they have activated two starters - defensive end Jason Jones and right tackle LaAdrian Waddle - off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Wadde has recovered from a partially torn ACL while Jones was dealing with a knee ailment that required surgery.
Lions defensive end Jason Jones was not able to attend practice this week because of a recent procedure he underwent for an undisclosed injury, reports Mlive.com. While Jones missed the recent minicamp, the Lions expect him to be ready for training camp. "He had a little bit of an injury that he got taken care of," coach Jim Caldwell said. "So should be good."
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