Lions agree to terms with Jones, Houston

By NOAH TRISTER - AP Sports Writer
    2013-03-13 11:27

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The agent for Jason Jones says the 26-year-old defensive end has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions.

Agent Mike McCartney says Wednesday on Twitter that he's ``excited for Jason Jones to be in Honolulu Blue'' after agreeing to a deal with the Lions. Terms are not immediately available.

The agent for Detroit cornerback Chris Houston says the player has also agreed to a new deal that will keep him with the Lions.

Jones, who is from the Detroit area, played 12 games with the Seattle Seahawks last season. He was not a starter, but the 6-foot-5, 276-pound Jones could play a bigger role with the Lions, who may lose defensive end Cliff Avril to free agency.

Detroit also released veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch last month.