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Jones visiting Eagles; Adams re-signed

By Marla Ridenour Published: March 5, 2009

Browns free agent strong safety Sean Jones will visit Philadelphia Friday, the Eagles announced on their web site. He will be made available to the media at 3:30 p.m.

A second-round pick in 2004, Jones has played in 60 games with 44 starts and has totalled 286 tackles and three forced fumbles. According to the Eagles' site, Jones' 14 interceptions over the past three seasons rank third in the league in that time frame behind the Baltimore Ravens' Ed Reed and the St. Louis Rams' O.J. Atogwe. Jones recorded an interception of DeSean Jackson in the Wildcat formation when the Browns visited the Eagles in December.

Jones has been considered a Pro Bowl-caliber talent during his Browns career, but missed four games in 2008 after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery following the season opener.

New Browns coach Eric Mangini acknowledged at the combine that he would have to find another starting strong safety if Jones signed elsewhere.

Perhaps in response to Jones' visit, the Browns re-signed safety Mike Adams to a three-year contract, his agent Peter Schaffer confirmed Thursday night. Adams, a five-year veteran who has spent the past two seasons with the Browns, will be a starting candidate if Jones departs.

Adams also visited Green Bay and New England.

Jones' agent Brian Mackler said last week he had spoken to new Browns general manager George Kokinis since free agency began, but would not comment further.

Tennessee Titans cornerback/kick returner Chris Carr, who visited the Browns earlier this week, was in New England Thursday, according to the Tennessean.


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