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Donald Jones scheduled to visit Colts, Titans

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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.

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6 Responses to “Donald Jones scheduled to visit Colts, Titans”
  1. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    I can’t be the only one wondering this: If the Pats 86’ed this guy in record time, what’s the reason? It’s not like they’re deep at the receiver position.

  2. zimaman says: Jul 23, 2013 9:49 AM

    word on the street is the Patriots like what they are seeing in their young guns (Dobson, Boyce, Thomkins) and they like Michael Jenkins better than Jones.

    its the right thing to do.

    it was clear Jones was not going to make the team so give the young man a chance to make another squad and go through a full training camp elsewhere.

  3. 6ball says: Jul 23, 2013 9:51 AM

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    The Patriots did Jones a great favor by cutting him prior to camp. He is in a position to control his own destiny and has time to pick his best opportunity before training camp begins.

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  4. dudermcrbohan says: Jul 23, 2013 9:55 AM

    surprised the pats let him go so early on. I know he didn’t exactly light it up in Buffalo, but he did well when he played against the pats. I figured he would be a solid option, maybe put up 600 to 800 yards or so on that team.

    oh well i guess, must have been something they didn’t like about him

  5. cliverush says: Jul 23, 2013 11:38 AM

    The past 9 years have seen the Pats bring in as F/A’s or draft picks WR’s who are physically talented but fail to understand their system of reads and checks which is vital to the timing game they employ. It would seem that Jones fell into this category and the Pats made the decision not to use valuable time attempting to teach him. The early season workout provided low expectations concerning this year’s group according to team watchers. Brady needs at least one go to guy and right now that man is missing.

  6. philly4lyfe says: Jul 23, 2013 12:10 PM

    saying he is avoiding discussing the one thing people would like to hear him talk about assumes people want to hear from him at all.

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