Jason Jones has agreed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, his agent Mike McCartney confirmed.
Jones will earn $4.5 million guaranteed for 2012 and can pick up another $500,000 in incentives.
Jones had 15.5 sacks for the Titans during his four years with the club, and Tennessee had wanted to re-sign him.
However, Jones made visits, first to the St. Louis Rams, and then to the Seahawks as he shopped for the right deal and the right situation – one that would take advantage of his inside pass rush skills.
“Just the coaching staff and the facility out there made it the right fit,” Jones told TitanInsider. “One of the most important things was the way I will fit ou there in their defense. It was a good fit for me.
“They're gonna use me as an inside pass rusher, and I can move up and down the line if need be.”
Jones said he agreed to the one-year contract in part because he wants the opportunity to play to his strengths before signing a long-term agreement. Tennessee shifted him to defensive end last year, and his numbers suffered as he had only 3.5 sacks in 2011.
“Coming off of last year, I decided to take the one-year deal, and then if I go out and produce, I'll be ready for that long-term deal next season.”