Friday, March 15, 2013

Pats nab another ex-divisional foe in Donald Jones


The New England Patriots have a pretty good track record of picking up leftovers from the rest of the division and integrating them into their system as contributors.

And so it continues.

Friday, the Patriots acquired receiver Donald Jones, most recently of the Buffalo Bills, as reported and confirmed by multiple media outlets.

The Bills opted not to bring back Jones, who was a restricted free agent, last month. We figured at least one recent Bills receiver, since Buffalo also opted to let David Nelson walk, could find his way back into the AFC East.

The 25-year-old Jones snagged 41 catches for 433 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games in 2012.

Jones can line up at different spots and will likely have to win a role in training camp. His signing also could affect Brandon Lloyd's situation in Foxborough, as Lloyd is owed a $3 million roster bonus Saturday.

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