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Dolphins planning to sign veteran defensive end Jason Jones

Detroit Lions' Jason Jones sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez during the second quarter on Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015, at Ford Field in Detroit.
Detroit Lions' Jason Jones sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez during the second quarter on Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015, at Ford Field in Detroit. TNS

The Dolphins are planning to sign veteran defensive end Jason Jones, a league source said Friday. Jones told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Friday that he plans to sign with Miami on Monday.

He gives the Dolphins four starting-caliber defensive ends: Cameron Wake, Mario Williams, Jones and Andre Branch.

Jones visited the Dolphins twice in the past two months, but the Dolphins wanted to hold off on signing him until after May 12, when it would not affect how many compensatory draft picks Miami will get in next year’s draft.

Jones, 29, started 15 games for Detroit last season and had 31 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks. Pro Football Focus rated him the league’s 43rd best edge defender last season.

A second-round pick out of Eastern Michigan in 2008, Jones had five sacks for Detroit as a starter in 2014. He has played eight NFL seasons: four in Tennessee, one in Seattle and three in Detroit. He has 28 career sacks, 24 passes defended and 10 forced fumbles.

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