KIRKLAND, WASH. - The Seattle Seahawks have signed RB Julius Jones to a multi-year contract, the team announced Monday.
An original second-round draft choice by Dallas in 2004, Jones played his first four seasons for the Cowboys. Last season, he started all 16 games, rushing for 588 yards on 168 carries with two touchdowns. His best season came in 2006 when he rushed for a career-high 1,084 yards on 267 carries.
After missing 11 games his first two NFL seasons, Jones has started 32 straight games the last two seasons and has started 51 of his 53 career games. For his career, he has 885 rushing attempts for 3,484 yards (3.9 avg.) and 18 touchdowns.
Two of his finest performances came at Qwest Field. In 2004, Jones rushed for career-highs with 198 rushing yards and three touchdowns on Monday Night Football against the Seahawks. Two years later he set playoff career-highs with 116 rushing yards on 22 carries.
Jones, 26, attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was one of just four running backs in school history to rush for over 3,000 career yards. He played in 45 games, rushing for 3,018 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns.
A native of Virginia, his older brother Thomas, plays for the New York Jets.