Wide receiver Donald Jones signed a three-year deal with the Patriots as a free agent, but he didn’t even make it to training camp before New England gave him his walking papers.
The quick departure from the Pats hasn’t dampened interest in Jones around the league, however. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Jones has visits lined up with a pair of AFC South teams this week.
Jones is scheduled to meet with the Titans on Tuesday and then with the Colts on Wednesday, although that visit is likely dependent on whether or not Jones strikes a deal to remain in Tennessee on Wednesday and beyond. Jones would be reunited with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw passes to Jones with the Bills the last few years, if he did wind up joining the Titans.
It would be a bit of a surprise if that’s where Jones wound up, however. With Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter and Nate Washington already on the roster, Jones might have a tough time earning a roster spot and/or playing time in Tennessee. The Colts will be without LaVon Brazill for the first four games of the season, though, and Jones could help them through that period.
With other veteran receivers like Laurent Robinson and Steve Breaston also making the rounds, Jones has some competition for work with training camps opening up but there are teams looking and that should lead to a shot somewhere after his brief stay with the Patriots.