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March 16, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
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Bucs Sign S Jones To 2-Year Deal

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The Buccaneers signed Philadelphia Eagles free agent safety Sean Jones to a two-year contract Wednesday. Jones, 28, has started 53 games since entering the NFL with Cleveland in 2004. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Jones is expected to compete with Sabby Piscitelli for the team's starting strong safety job.

It took nearly two weeks, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally made their first significant free agent acqusition of the year when they signed Philadelphia Eagles safety Sean Jones to a two-year contract on Wednesday evening.

The Bucs brought Jones in for a visit last Friday, and although he later visited with the Titans, Jones wound up settling on Tampa Bay, where he saw appeal in being able to compete with Sabby Piscitelli for the starting strong safety job.

Jones, 28, has started 53 games since entering the NFL with the Cleveland Browns in 2004. Injuries sidelined Jones for a significant amount of action during his first two years in the league, but he's managed to stay relatively healthy since then.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Jones left Cleveland for Philadelphia in 2009. He played in 15 games (nine starts) for the Eagles, notching 44 tackles and two interceptions. For his career, Jones has hauled in 16 interceptions while notching 30 passes defensed.

Jones is just the second player the Bucs have signed in free agency since it began on Mar. 5. Raiders linebacker Jon Alston was the first free agent to sign with the Bucs. He inked his deal with Tampa Bay last week.

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