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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 03: Safety Sean Jones #26 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers takes the field prior to facing the Indianapolis Colts at Raymond James Stadium on October 3, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 03: Safety Sean Jones #26 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers takes the field prior to facing the Indianapolis Colts at Raymond James Stadium on October 3, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Lions have signed veteran safety Sean Jones to a one-year contract today. Jones, 30, who visited with the Lions originally in May had left Allen Park without a contract. Jones played the last two season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and started 32 games.

Jones was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Jones missed his rookie season due to a knee injury. Jones played with the Browns through the 2008 season, then joined the Eagles for the 2009 season. In nine NFL seasons Jones has 4 sacks and 17 interceptions.

Jones will be competing with Amari Spievey and Erik Coleman for the other starting safety spot.

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