Sean Jones (safety)

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Sean Jones
Sean Jones in 2009.jpg
Sean Jones at Philadelphia Eagles training camp in 2009
No. 26
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-03-02) March 2, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Westlake
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 2005 for the Cleveland Browns
Last played in 2011 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 513
Sacks 4.0
Interceptions 17
Stats at NFL.com

Sean Jones (born March 2, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Georgia.

Early years[edit]

Jones attended Westlake High School where he played both as a quarterback and a safety. He passed for 2,490 yards and 31 touchdowns and also rushed for 806 yards with 11 touchdowns as a senior.

College career[edit]

Jones played in 37 games at the University of Georgia, starting 24 times and finished with 250 tackles, 1 sack, 10 stops for losses, four quarterback pressures, three fumble recoveries, seven interceptions, and four blocked kicks. He was an education major.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 212 lb 4.63 s 7.21 s 36 12 in 10 ft 2 in
40-yard dash was taken at Pro Day;[1] all other measurables were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.[2]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Jones was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (59th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. However, he missed his entire rookie season due to a knee injury suffered before the start of the season.

In the 2005 season, he appeared in all 16 games, playing mostly on special teams. He made his NFL debut versus the Cincinnati Bengals on September 11 and finished the season with 23 total tackles.

In 2006, Jones started all 16 regular season games and recorded 111 tackles. He also led all NFL strong safeties with five interceptions. He made a career-high 13 tackles at the Cincinnati Bengals on September 17. He was named the AFC Defensive Player of the week with three tackles and two interceptions versus the New York Jets on October 29.

Just as he did in the previous season, he started in all 16 regular season games of the 2007 season. He had 96 tackles and five interceptions, which again led all players at his position.

In 2008 he returned to the Browns as the starting strong safety once again. This time only starting 12 games due to injury. He still tallied 56 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 4 interceptions, and 4 deflected passes.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

In 2009, Jones replaced Brian Dawkins as the starting free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Jones was signed to a one-year contract worth $3 million by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 6.[3] It was reported that Jones had to take a pay cut around $500,000 to stay on the roster for 2009.[4] In week 11, Jones intercepted Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on the team's last drive to preserve a 24-20 victory for the Eagles.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On March 16, 2010, Jones signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Jones signed with the Detroit Lions on June 25, 2012. He was released on August 27, 2012.

References[edit]

3. "detroit-lions-sign-safety-sean-jones-upgrading-backfield-once-again". 

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