Friday, July 19, 2013

Jones doesn't make it to Patriots training camp


The New England Patriots are entering training camp with the idea that they'll throw a bunch of wide receivers at the wall and see what sticks.

Former Buffalo Bills wideout Donald Jones was supposed to be a part of that, but now, he won't be. (photo: RX Eman, Flickr)

Jones, who was signed by the Patriots in March, was released by the team Friday. The move corresponds with the Patriots' signing rookie free agents Perez Ashford and Quentin Sims.

The 6-foot, 205-pound Jones tallied 82 receptions for 887 yards and six touchdowns in three seasons with the Bills, where he was signed in 2010 as a rookie free agent out of Youngstown State.

As we wrote in May, after the Patriots drafted Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce, something would have to give. With Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman locks to make the roster, Jones would be battling former Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Jenkins for a roster spot.

Jenkins will now have a new pair of youngsters to deal with.

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