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Titans agree to contract extension with center Ben Jones

Jones gets a new deal on the eve of the 2019 season.

NFL: New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans announced this afternoon that they have agreed to a contract extension with center Ben Jones.

Jones has been with the team since signing with the team as a free agent prior to the 2016 season. He was one of GM Jon Robinson’s very first signings with the Titans and was headed into the final season of his four year contract prior to this extension.

Since signing with the Titans, Jones has started all 50 regular season and postseason contests for Tennessee. He’s been incredibly durable, missing zero game during his first seven seasons in the NFL.

Jones has never been spectacular, but he’s steady. He ranked 12th in the league among NFL centers in 2018 per PFF. His performance has graded out remarkably consistent according to the popular grading service, never falling below a 69.4 or rising above a 72.6 in a single season.

Details of the extension are not available at the moment, but we will update here when those get reported.

UPDATE: Jones’ new deal adds two new years to his current deal so he’s now under contract through 2021. No word yet on the money or guarantees involved in the extension. Jones just turned 30 last month so this would keep him in Tennessee through his age 32 season.

Ian Rapoport is reporting that Jones’ deal adds $13.5M in new money which would be a small raise over his current cap charge of $5.375M for the 2019 season. No word on how much of that $13.5M is guaranteed.