The Lions are bringing a hometown boy back to his roots, as they have come to an agreement in principle with defensive tackle Jason Jones.
The news was first learned as it was released via Twitter by his agent, Mike McCartney of Priority Sports:
"Excited for Jason Jones to be in Honolulu Blue after agreeing to terms with the @DetroitLionsNFL," read the tweet from McCartney.
ESPN reports the deal is for three years.
Jones, who went to Southfield-Lathrup High School and played at Eastern Michigan, was believed to be the first free agent the Lions began discussions with this morning. It has been a busy day in Allen Park, with the team already coming to terms with free agent safety Chris Houston.
Jones spent the 2012 season with the Seattle Seahawks after four seasons in Tennessee.
He played 12 games for the Seahawks last season, posting three sacks while recovering one fumble. Limited by a knee injury, Jones only recorded 10 tackles for Seattle and was placed on injured reserve in December, ending his season.