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Seahawks sign DT Jason Jones

Post by Eric Williams on March 17, 2012 at 10:55 am with 91 Comments »
March 17, 2012 10:55 am

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jason Jones. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The Seattle Seahawks finally signed a free agent from another team, as the team announced this morning they have come to an agreement with Tennessee Titans defensive end Jason Jones

According to Jones’ agent, Mike McCartney, it’s a one-year deal. Jones visited with Seattle on Thursday and Friday following a trip to St. Louis.

The Rams were considered the front runners, with Jones’ former coach Jeff Fisher now in St. Louis.

But with the Rams signing defensive tackle Kendall Langford to a four-year, $24 million deal, including $12 million in guaranteed money, that freed up Jones and Seattle closed in on a deal.

Jones played mostly defensive end for Tennessee last year, but at 6-5, 276 pounds he’ll likely be the inside pass rusher Seattle’s been seeking in a rotation with Brandon Mebane and Alan Branch.

Jones is 25 years old. And he’s had pretty good production, finishing with 27 tackles, three sacks and five pass deflections in 13 starts last year for the Titans.

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  1. Nice! Good start to the weekend. Not let’s get Flynn!

  2. Nice! Good start to the weekend. Now let’s get Flynn!

  3. Very good news, exciting to see what he can do for us, more young talent never hurts!

  4. 1 year wonder (ful)???

  5. EVery Titans game I’ve seen the last couple years he really stood out–seemed really quick to get up field, just what we need on the inside and a great complement to the players we have already.

  6. jarred767 says:

    Yes!!!! Finally a new shiny toy for us to be excited about. He looks like he can be a great fit got offense. Although the one year deal is a little suspicious.

    Now let’s cross our fingers about Flynn and we can focus on a top edge rusher at #12.

  7. CHawkFanIn9erLand says:
  8. bigmike04 says:

    good deal but only for 1yr….

    The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent CB Corey Graham (Bears) Sunday, March 18.

  9. 1 Year seems odd. But still. Nice!

  10. raymaines says:

    I suppose a one year deal give the player a chance to play well and cash in next year, but I hate going through all of this drama every year.

    Now how about a serviceable left guard, a huge running back, maybe a tall receiver, and what’s that other position we need help at?

  11. booyaw. finally something

  12. Jones wanted huge money. After playing out of position last year, he wasnt gonna get a bank-breaking long-term deal. This is good for us and him. He’ll bust his butt, and either we’ll give him the contract he wants next year, or someone else will. One year is better than letting him go to St. Louis. Hopefully he kicks butt, and we re-sign him to a nice deal after the season.

    Now we need to look at DE’s, fight for Flynn, and perhaps kick the tires on a bruising RB.

  13. HawksOrFan says:

    Pete’s mantra, always compete…
    one year so he can show them what he’s got…

  14. I’m happy.

  15. Now go get Wimbley and dominate on D!

  16. DreadHawks says:

    We have tall receivers! Williams 6’6″ Rice 6’5″ and Durham 6’5″. What we need is a QB that can use that height to our advantage.

  17. Macabrevity says:

    I personally love this, even if he wasn’t the biggest name on the market, it really frees us up in the draft. Now let’s re-sign Heater and we’ll really have some good flexibility on April 28th.

  18. BMW is 6-5, Rice is 6-3.

    Wonder if they are interested in Wimbley. Only 7.5 sacks last year, so he may be slipping…

  19. Don’t forget, we’re still “down” a couple of starting LB’s…….

  20. Seahawks2620 says:

    STTBM- I think most teams would take 7.5 sacks from a LB. haha Were you being sarcastic, or are you under the impression that he is a DE.

  21. Seahawks2620 says:

    Corey Graham is one beast of a special teams member, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they are looking for him to fill in for the void that Atari Bigby left by signing with the Chargers.

  22. Seahawks2620 says:

    I commend so many of you on this blog for keeping it cool since free agency began a few days ago. I can say on my behalf, that I did not fair as well unfortunately. Signing Jason Jones is really a stress relief, even if for only one year.

  23. wabubba67 says:

    Very impressed with Jones each time I watched the Titans. Quick, powerful burst to get after the QB and can hold his own at the line of scrimmage against the run…can shoot the gap and moves well laterally v. sweeps.

  24. wabubba67 says:

    Also love that it’s a one year deal for probably not very much money!

  25. 1 year keeps him hungry. The twins are doing a nice job. It will be interesting to see their plan at QB. If they can trade out of 12 and pick up a #1 next year they may parlay for Barkley.

  26. I think once we see the Manning and Flynn sign you will see other guys starting to fall into place.

    Isn’t this the way it almost always goes? Then there is a little more after the draft if teams were able to get someone in the draft they didn’t expect and other players become available that they want – shouldn’t be too many cap casualties this year.

  27. BTW ahich FA is available at RB that would be a upgrade over Justin Forsett? I wish we could get Legarrett Blount but I see he is an exclusive rights FA. It kills me that the FO passed him up last year.

  28. Seahawks2620 says:

    Well, if by upgrade you mean someone who is better than Forsett but has a similiar skill set, than you should know that Pete and John probably won’t go that route. They are interested in getting a bruiser of sorts, that way when Lynch needs a breather they will get a similar sort of play out of him. They are said to be interested in Mike Tolbert, however he seems a bit pricey for what they already have invested in halfbacks. Personally I think they should just go with Lamar Miller in the draft.

  29. “BTW ahich FA is available at RB that would be a upgrade over Justin Forsett?”

    Will probably be more than we want to spend, but Benjarvus is a FA and would fit the pounder mode. He’s a load, esp in short yardage. Doubt it happens though.

  30. HeinieHunter says:

    Worst case immaginable…..TJack tanks again and Flynn leads Dophins to playoffs! just sayin…

  31. JazBadAzz says:

    Seahawk2620- I have been watching tape when our run game started clicking and believe we need a one cut back to hit those back side stretch plays and lead toss(es)…and I initially thought of another bruiser but actually Lamar Miller would be perfect! Average size back with great speed and vision! Him or Trent Richardson would be my call.

    Great sign for us, now that the whiners got a little cheese, I hope they calm down for a couple days on all the bs QB talk!

  32. I am curious what their idea is – and God I hope it doesn’t involve Oswieller

  33. Seahawks2620 says:

    4.5 million with 500k in incentives isn’t bad at all for Jones, depending on what he does next season.

  34. Oh and I wonder how everything would be shaking out had Barkley come out this year.

    Would it be Luck, Barkley, RG3 or Luck, RG3, Barkley? and how high would Tannehill be?

    We will never know but is fun to think about it?

  35. raymaines says:

    Best case imaginable is Flynn and the Dolphins suck and T-Jack turns out to be all that PC says he is and the ‘Hawks are in the playoffs while Miami and the Manning led 49ers stay home for the holidays. Hey, it could happen. Maybe.

    And stop all this stupid Barkley talk. Stop it right now. Right this very minute.

  36. Seahawks2620 says:

    I am not so infatuated with Flynn that I am hoping for the Dolphins to do terribly this season. haha I do not have any sort of interest in them, one way or another.

  37. T-Jack turns out to be all that PC says he is and the

    Is a way dumber comment than anything barkley ;)

  38. SandpointHawk says:

    Who in their right mind would sign with the Finns?

  39. Ewalters7354 says:

    I love how this FO operates!If you look at the elite organizations around the league you’ll notice they hardly ever break the bank in FA.I like the approach they are taking at the QB spot.You can definitely set an organization back if you make a bad decision at that spot.I’M IN!

    P.S. I will be getting a Seahawks tattoo soon!

  40. Ewalters7354 says:

    Hey Duke,Droids are perfect for blog commenting.Go ahead and retire the iPhone lol

  41. nighthawk2 says:

    I’m not in favor of signing someone just to sign them. This signing does not impress me. Jones is a good (not great) tackle who was played out of position last year as an end in a 4-3. A 1 year deal really means that neither side thinks that much of the other. And I really hope this doesn’t cause the knuckleheads in the front office to pass on an excellent DT like Brockers or Still in the 1st round.

    It’s “Phins”, and anyone in their right mind would sign with them; especially a quarterback who’s former offensive co-ordinator is now the head coach. The only problem with the Dolphins organization is their owner is more interested in hosting celebrity B-listers and impressing them than he is in building a good football organization. But owners are always a problem, that’s one reason why all sports franchises should be community owned like the Packers are.

  42. JazBadAzz says:

    EWalters7354…good point! We need to be smart about how we build and pay our own guys and develope a family atmosphere that players thrive in. #Dynasty building tactics!
    I was thinking that also but more along the lines that we will have to spend a bunch of money on Earl, Kam, Richard, Brandon, Russel, and Max pretty soon! We need to plan for the future because those guys are the backbones of our team right now and they only will get better!

  43. Seahawks2620 says:

    nighthawk2- I am not saying that Jones is an all world beater at DT, however he has been pretty solid thus far. His first three seasons at DT he had 12.5 sacks, give or take a few for when they slid him out to DE. That is still pretty great production from a DT. He did not have many tackles, but we need a pass rush boost. Many free agents such as Jones do not sign large contracts due to the fact that they feel as if they can produce to a greater extent and get a better contract the following off season. Why not sign him if that is what he is looking for, get a contract year out of him and look to re sign him for an extended contract if he produces. I am not saying that my suggested scenario is what happened, just that it is a possibility. As for Still and Brockers, I doubt that Jones’ signing would deter them from drafting either. My comment is in no way shape or form to belittle your thoughts or say “ha, in your face”. Just my two cents. Jones is not currently a great player, but he has time to develop and looks promising.

  44. Seahawks are apprently meeting with CB Corey Graham tomorrow.

  45. Kirk Cousins. I’d take him with the 12th pick and never look back.

  46. What we really need, is a linebacker or three.

    Some combination (2 out of 3) of Hawthorne, Hill and / or Kamerion Wimbley would be swell.

  47. I’m ok with Kirk Cousins, but IMO 12 is abit too early. I like him or Osweiller or Vinny Curry (DE) in the 2nd (@44).

    I like Tannehill or Fletcher Cox or Whitney Mercilus at 12.

  48. nighthawk2 says:

    Frankly, if we can’t sign Flynn, this is what I’d like to see happen with the draft. Trade James Carpenter (I have such a mental block of this guy because he sucks so bad I have to look up his name, keep wanting to call him John Carpenter or James Woods, and they don’t suck) to the Broncos, where he’ll never have to pass block as long as Tebow is here (because he can’t pass block) and they have o-line issues for their 3rd round pick. He sucks too much to warrant a 2nd round pick but only Carroll didn’t know that. Then take Jonathon Martin at 12 (this is predicated on Buffalo and Kansas City being too stupid to finally rectify their left tackle problem and draft him), and move He Who Has Perpetually Injured Ankles to the right side, where his perpetually injured ankles won’t be as big an issue. Take Vinny Curry as a DE in the 2nd round, Brock Osweiller and take Amini Silatolu (a guard from Division II Midwestern State-located in Wichita Falls, Texas-who finished second to Jake Long’s brother for the DII version of the Outland Trophy for you non-draftniks) with Denver’s pick in the 3rd, DE Julian Miller in the 4th, RB Terrence Ganaway in the 5th (6’0″ and 220 with 1547 rushing yards and 21 rushing TDs at Baylor, so how’s that for a bruiser), and some LB and secondary depth in the 6th and 7th rounds.

    Yeah, that means two rookies on the left side, it’s still a talent and stability upgrade.

  49. ChrisHolmes says:

    Sounds like Flynn is going to be a Dolphin.

    Wonderful. As I feared, we’re going to be left with nothing.

  50. nighthawk2 says:

    Actually Ganaway is 240 pounds.

  51. Ewalters7354 says:

    Nighthaw,James Carpenter isn’t bad like you say.He was a rookie with a shortened offseason.He started making strides as the season went on until he got injured.

    Jazz,great point on those guys.I really didn’t even think about them.They are apart of the glue that holds this team together.

  52. tchristensen says:

    It’s 5 PM Pacific time and 8 P.M in Miami. I would have though Matt Flynn would have signed by now if he was going to. Still does not look good, but there’s still a glimmer of hope.

  53. I hope Carp is working out and doesn’t come back looking like the Pilsbury Doughboy again.

  54. ChrisHolmes says:

    I think all reasonable hope died when Flynn left without a contract. I mean, we’ve seen this before, right? When you don’t want a FA to get away, you sign him to a deal before he leaves town.

    The fact that PC and JS let him get away without a contract says so much.

    They didn’t put their full court press on. Now, whether that’s because of reports of Alex Smith becoming available, or maybe they like a kid in the draft just as much, I don’t know. If it’s because they have faith in Jackson, well, then they ought to just be fired right now.

    There’s time for them to do something still, but the options are looking less and less attractive.

    I’m trying to warm myself up to the idea of Tannehill… because as it stands now, I don’t see us signing Flynn. And I damn sure don’t want to go through another season with Jackson as our guy.

  55. We dont know Seattle didnt make a full-court press for Flynn. Likely Flynn just used Seattle to force Miami to cough up some fair money. The douche’s were lowballing him, knowing how bad he wants to play for Philbin.

    I like the Jones signing. He’s better than Branch, and came cheaper. He’s what we needed so badly at DT: a pass-rushing DT. Not that he’s Haynesworth in his prime, but he’s a damn sight better player than anyone else on our team, at least at DT. Mebane is a better all-around player, but Jones has better pass-rush skills.

    I bet they leave Red out on passing downs, or kick him inside and play Jones at DE on those downs. We’ll see. Should be interesting.

    While Jones isnt Mario Williams caliber, he’s a good, improving player. A good signing.

    Kamerion Wimbley has decent size for a LB, and 7.5 sacks is fine–its just he had 11+ a couple times in his career. He appears to be slowing a little, but still wants big money. Depending on the cost, I wouldnt mind seeing him sign here.

    Carpenter was a disappointment, its true. But he was a rookie with no offseason, and he got hurt just when he was making strides. Way too early to give up on him. And he will likely make a fine G if he fails at RT. Not that Im happy about having him instead of Carimi, just sayin’.

    Nighthawk, dude, your ranting that every NFL team should be community owned is insane. Never gonna happen. More of your wierd political leanings bleeding into your sports fandom. Marxism, socialism, communism–none of those isms belong in sports. Sports is intricately wrapped up in capitalism. And hey, look at owners like Paul Allen, who know when to butt out, when to step in, and when to fork over the signed blank checks.

  56. ryanryan says:

    on the topic of linebackers…there is plenty of talent out there on the FA market, this is the order in which i would want them to sign with the hawks:


    there seems to be a wait and see approach almost league wide with regards to these guys (grant and his 7th round tender aside), or am i wrong?

    which of these guys would you all rather have? i feel like we should try to sign two of them.

  57. ryanryan says:

    on the topic of RB…i would really like to sign reece and make him the TE/FB. he is 6’3 240 and would be dynamic in a similar role that delanie walker provides for the niners. im not sure how well he blocks as a full back, but man could he create mismatches if we lined him up in an I formation and then motioned him out into one on one situations with LB’s.

  58. ryanryan says:

    LOVE the jones signing, other than the length of the contract.

  59. It’s 9:40 in Miami. No announcement yet.

    Probably just finalizing the details.

  60. Of all the things I’ve thought about calling NightHawk, marxist, socialist and communist never came to mind.

  61. Duke/BobbyK/Insider regulars,

    I wasn’t that thrilled about the Jones signing until I finally found a few clips of him on From what I saw, he DID remind me a LOT of Coples (when he wasn’t taking plays off). Remember, I watched him in person at the Senior Bowl. Loving the signing!

    Now, if they let Hawthorne walk, they have a huge need at LB–especially inside. Assuming that there won’t be a decent 1st round QB available at #12 (I believe Tannehill will be gone), I think we should definitely take Luke Kuechly. He’s a beast, and althouh he’s drawn comparisons of the way he plays to Tatupu, he’s bigger! He won every award this year a LB could and led the nation in tackles for the last two years. He could be as good as any young LB currently in the league. Check this dude out if you haven’t already.

    So, what do you think of Kuechly in the first, Cousins in the second, or Foles in the third? Maybe a RB in the fourth, and of course, depth at just about any position in the later rounds?

  62. GeorgiaHawk says:

    If Manning signs with the Titans do you think there’s a fair chance Hasselbeck will go to the 49ers?

  63. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I would be thrilled if we take Kuechly in the first!

  64. Really loving this kid, but he’s got to lose the curls. I think he’d look pretty mean with a crew cut, but of course, I’m in the military. ;-)

  65. ryanryan says:

    eric – is the thinking that corey graham would replace roy lewis?

  66. slicktoxic says:

    They most likely signed Jones to a one year deal, so that he could prove his worth in a better situation than he had last year with Tenn…..No team was willing to give him a multi-year deal for what he thought he was worth based on his last year.

  67. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I’m almost sure that manning will be playing for the Titans because
    Shoney’s restaurant has offered the free agent quarterback a free stack of pancakes every day through his career in Nashville if he signs with the Titans. Lol.

  68. I am not sure what the thinking is behind selecting Kuechly. We have had bad experiences selecting LBs with our 1st rnd pick and we have an excellent MLB that is already proven and is great in our defense, why would’nt the FO just sign him and use the 1st rnd pick for other pressing needs?

  69. SeahawkFan12 says:

    “If Manning signs with the Titans do you think there’s a fair chance Hasselbeck will go to the 49ers?”
    GeorgiaHawk, I think it is entirely possible he signs here. I don’t see him going ot SF unless Alex Smith is released.

  70. hoxvox,

    If they don’t resign Heater, which I think they should, especially if they also let Hill walk, then MLB would BE their most pressing need. That’s also one of the most important positions on the Defense, if not THE most.

    As for the reference to Curry–I couldn’t agree more, but this kid is VERY intelligent and has instincts. Curry had neither.

  71. Seahawks2620 says:

    STTBM- My comment is in no way shape or form meant to be a knock on your comment or research. However, in regards to Wimbley, he had eleven sacks once in his career, and it was his first season. Since then, his second highest was 9. The fact that he had 5 and 4 sacks in respective seasons when he was younger, and then 7.5 last season when he was older alludes to the fact that he is not consistent when it comes to pass rushing. For all we know, based on his short pass rushing history, he could potentially rack up 9 or so sacks once again next season or maybe he doesn’t even reach that and only gets 3 like earlier in his career.

  72. psoundpowerhouse says:

    Siberia gets some love!

  73. Seahawks2620 says:

    hoxvox- My assumption for why Pete and John have yet to sign Hawthorne would be the concerns that they have with his health, and they are pretty legitimate ones. They let Tatupu go because he was really run down (knees), even at the young age of 28 at the time. Hawthorne was experiencing a very similar problem with his knees at only 26. I understand there concern with giving him a multi-year contract, if that is in fact why they don’t have interest in opening up the checkbook for him. His production was pretty great, and although he wasn’t quite the General out there that Tatupu was, he sure did know how to swarm to the ball. Pete did allude to the fact that he would like to get faster at the LB position, so it really wouldn’t surprise me if they let him walk. They could potentially slide K.J. Wright into MLB, sign Wimbley, and then draft a OLB in the third or fourth round to compete with Malcolm Smith for the starting gig. I am aware of the fact that they would prefer to keep Wright at OLB, however they are confident in his ability to be a leader and hold down MLB, so it could go either way.

    In case anyone says, do you have links for all of your claims, as far as how Pete feels about Hawthorne and the LB position, I do not. This is simply knowledge that I have gathered listening to Pete since the end of the season.

  74. SouthHillCoug says:

    I’m OK with T-Jack at QB on opening day. People act like he was a disaster, but he wasn’t. He was hurt and the line played awful when he was healthy.

    He didn’t do well in the 4th quarter, and that’s troubling, but overall I don’t see breaking the bank for Flynn.

    I’m interested in Alex Smith, but again, not if it means overpaying.

    Trust JS and PC, they clearly have a plan and they are sticking to it.

  75. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Seahawkfan12- I would like for Hasselbeck to come back here for a year or two, however why would he want to after the FO gave him a take it or leave it one year lame offer?

  76. RhewChuryll says:

    Matt given the right chance, would come back in my honest opinion. Regardless of how bad the offense line started out in the beginning of the season, Tom Cable was finding ways to get the BACK UPS to play well. Going into last season, there were questions on if the young O-line was going to be cohesive enough to function well, let alone, protect Matt long enough for him to get the ball off in time.

    Now, with a whole season come and gone, and knowing what Cable can do for the line, AND having a whole training camp to work with the O-line, why the heck not would you open your arms for Matt to come back?

    AND pick a QB in the later rounds for Matt to mentor. If people were looking at Mannning to come in and play for us, why not Matt. He knows the place, the fans love him, he is only one year removed from Seattle and he can pick up Bevells WCO style easily, if Farve can.

    Sorry, I might be rambling at this point, but I can easily see the FO bringing Matt back, knowing the Oline is in alot better hands with Cable in the mix.

  77. RhewChuryll says:

    I hope you all know I’m talking about Matt Hasselbeck right? (wink)

  78. bigmike04 says:

    First off James Carptner is a Guard not going back to RT that Breno position now..

    Matt Hasselback coming back: I give that 20 perecent chance.. When he was Free Agent last yr, Seahawks said no thank & went & signed horrible Jackson to 2yr deal..

    Does anyone here think David Hawthorne going to come back to seattle? Last time I check on that Saints brought him in & don’t know if he left the state by now..

    Free-agent QB Matt Flynn (Packers) reportedly wants to sign with the Miami Dolphins, but the team is low-balling the offer, thinking he will take it just to play for Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, who was his former offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers.

    The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent WR Mario Manningham (Giants) to a two-year contract Saturday, March 17. Terms of the deal were

  79. SandpointHawk says:

    Sorry if I offended you oh mighty Nighthawk. The Miami owner is an A$$ Clown who keeps the organization in a constant state of drama. If you spend sometime on the Miami blogs you will see the posters also call them the Fins, Phins and Fish Eaters. Yesterday they were having a field day with Philbin vs Filbin and Flynn vs Phlynn along with Fins vs Phins as in Flynn to the Fins and Phins win with Phlynn. You may even find major fan sights called the Fin Heaven or Fins Nation….. Looks like Google will give you about 5,500,000 results (0.10 seconds)for a “Miami Fins” search….So if I double clutched my N and that offends you…I’m so very sorry Mr NNighthawk….

  80. I feel sorry for Smith, whatever respect I had for Harbough as a coach will be completely gone if he and the organization do not resign Smith. I think Smith is a great person, and I admire his toughness and the way he’s fought to stay as the starter, I might not like him as a player, but still, the way Harbough have been treating Smith and then all of the sudden Manning is in the mix? It might be the name of the game, but no one deserves that kind of treatment.

  81. I kind of expected to wake up to a “Flynn signs with Miami” headline. But no. Looks like nobody is blowing him away with a hugh offer. Glad we’re still in the mix here.

  82. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Georgia, I get where you are coming from and agree to a point. I also believe that Matt would see a 1-to-2-year window here where he could play out his career, mentor the QB-of-the-Future and retire at “home” (he still has deep roots in Seattle).

    I’d also rather see him than Alex Smith because 1) He’s a better QB and a better fit than Smith and 2) That means Mannign landed in Tenn and not SF.

    Then next 24 hours should be interesting!

  83. i think if the topic is retreads, tatupu would have been the one it went with. hass to seattle is a moot point.

    smith is better than tjack, 17-5 td/int ratio from the qb position and we would have made the playoffs.

  84. Carson–I wasnt calling Nighthawk anything. But he has posted some pretty wild political rants before, so I can guess some of his thought process on that last comment. I love reading his comments, and when he keeps it to football, he’s pretty well informed and passionate, if highly opinionated and more than a little caustic. Not unlike some others of us on the blog ;)

  85. I too would LOVE to see Hasselbeck come back and mentor a young qb–my pick would be Cousins. I cant stand the idea that Matt may be available and its likely JS and Carrol wont be interested. For Pete’s sake, Hass on his worst day with our new team is better than most of Jackson’s games.

    Matt was looking really good the first half of the season in Tennessee, even with no running game, only one really good WR, and an ultra-conservative coach who let a couple games get away by not letting Matt throw the ball in the fourth quarter with a lead. And he still finished the season pretty well, without much of a run game and without Kenny Britt.

    The ego thing with JS and Carrol will keep them from bringing Matt back. Damn their hides. Im seriously gonna barf if we end up losing out on all the qb FA and let Matt end up somewhere else and go into the season with Jackson as the starter. Baaaarf!

  86. nighthawk2 says:

    From what I saw, Carpenter is that bad at pass blocking. Didn’t like the pick when it was made and thought it was a reach unless they intended to go to a power running game, which they didn’t. If he improves this off season, great, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

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