Lions' Jason Jones suffers season-ending knee injury

Lions' Jason Jones suffers season-ending knee injury

Published Sep. 22, 2013 5:48 p.m. ET

Detroit Lions defensive end Jason Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half of Sunday’s 27-20 victory at Washington.

The Lions announced after the game that Jones ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee when he was trying to rush the quarterback on a play.

Jones, who grew up in Southfield, Mich., and played in college at Eastern Michigan, was signed to a three-year, $9.5 million free-agent deal during the off-season as part of the makeover on the Lions’ defense.

Jones spent last season with Seattle after playing the first four years of his NFL career in Tennessee.

His absence presumably will create some playing time for rookie Devin Taylor, a fourth-round draft pick out of South Carolina. Taylor was inactive Sunday for the second time in three games.