Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jason Jones looks poised to hit the free agent market. According to the Tennessean, Jones and the Titans have made no progress on contract talks. With free agency scheduled to start on Tuesday, that makes it unlikely Jones will return to Tennessee, at least not without testing the waters of free agency.
For the St. Louis Rams, Jones is an interesting character because he is young, fills a big need and has a connection to his old coach, Jeff Fisher.
Jones could be one of the more popular players on the market at his position. Despite being stuck on the outside last year in Tennessee, Jones is an interior lineman. He is a three-technique tackle that has a proven track record of collapsing the pocket and pressuring opposing quarterbacks.
Adding a player like Jones to a defensive line with Chris Long and Robert Quinn on the outside could have a significant, immediate impact for the Rams this year.
But how much will cost? Brandon Mebane got about $5 million per season from the Seahawks, with $9 million in guarantees. If Jones took a similar deal, it would be a bargain for the Rams. He could easily get more, depending on how teams view his struggles in 2011 while playing out of position.