Patriots awarded safety Don Jones on waivers from Miami

AP

Six days before meeting the Dolphins in the regular season opener, the Patriots have added an ex-Miami defensive back.

The Pats were awarded second-year safety Don Jones on waivers from the Dolphins on Monday, the club said.

The 24-year-old Jones notched a team-best 11 special teams tackles in 2013 for Miami, according to club statistics. An Arkansas State product, Jones was a seventh-round pick of the Dolphins in 2013.

Jones’ addition gives the Patriots six safeties. He is listed as a third-stringer behind Duron Harmon on the club’s depth chart. And, of course, Jones brings an intimate knowledge of the Dolphins to Foxborough.

In a corresponding roster move, the Patriots waived second-year offensive lineman Chris Barker.

36 responses to “Patriots awarded safety Don Jones on waivers from Miami

  1. “Jones’ addition gives the Patriots six safeties. He is listed as a third-stringer behind Duron Harmon on the club’s depth chart. And, of course, Jones brings an intimate knowledge of the Dolphins to Foxborough.”

    Leave it to PFW to feed the trolls. I guess I should do their job for them and point out that Strong Safety next to McCourty has been a question mark throughout the pre-season. Exemplified by the committee approach they have going on there now.

    Nevermind how enamored Bill is with players who can also play on special teams.

  2. Kind of like when the Colts picked up Deion Branch last year a week before they got destroyed by the Patriots last year.

  3. We now have more haters than knowledgeable football fans…

    The other teams can make the same type move, if it is such an advantage, then shame on them for not doing it…

  4. This looks more like a special teams move rather than a defensive back move. When Browner’s suspension ends, maybe Jones actually gets to stick around. I’m a bit surprised that Chung made the team.

  5. Pick up other teams player to get info out of them or get into the opponents minds.
    Cheaters!!!!

    Completely within the rules.

    Keep in mind this guy knows nothing about the Dolphins specific game plan for this week. That’s being practiced right now, and he ain’t there.

  6. Yeah its not like every other team in the league does the same thing.

    Yet somehow the Patriots doing things entirely within the rules that all the other teams do has become cheating but not when the other 31 teams do it.

    SMH

  7. This article is lazy in only discussing his play at safety.

    He made the Football Writer’s Association All-Rookie team as a special teams gunner last year.

    The Patriots cut a couple of the guys with heavy special teams roles in the preseason.

    BB often has multiple guys playing on 3 or 4 special teams units and never seeing the field at their so-called position. Most are very athletic. Look at the guy’s combine numbers.

  8. BB often has multiple guys playing on 3 or 4 special teams units and never seeing the field at their so-called position

    I think that’s why Bolden doesn’t see more carries at running back. The guy is a pretty good back, but Bill feels his real value is being a special teamer.

  9. fearthehoody says: Sep 1, 2014 8:48 PM

    Like when the Jets picked up Patriot Zach Sudfeld? Or when the Jets picked up Patriot Kevin O’ Connell? Or when the Jets picked up Patriot Ras I Dowling?
    ———————

    I hope not, this guy should be special team stud not a guest clown in a circus.

    Hopefully it’s more like when The Pat’s picked up Danny Woodhead after the Jets waived him.

  10. They always do this to the fins… just to get inside their head and learn the plays. They get one offensive or one defensive fa player or both. Cheaters… yet for some reason we never do it to them. You would think we would learn?!?!?!

  11. Its soooo funny. Billichick always claims guys off waivers from teams that whooped them in the regular season. I guess he thinks hes sticking to them so they cant be on their practice squads but really bill stop being a baby.

  12. Funny reading trolls complaining about the Pats cheating. It is like someone complaining about you picking up their discard and laying down a winning hand.
    Redskins vs. Pats Superbowl
    Go Redskins

  13. As a Dolphin fan, I hope Belicheat picked him up for info. Trying to get intel out of that dude would be like interrogating Lennie Small or Rainman.

  14. I think there were 28 other teams in line ahead of the Patriots that could have claimed this player, but nobody did. Miami didn’t want him. Maybe he lands a job with NE.

  15. Just another example of how Belichewck cant win unless he has inside info or video tape. He does this all the time. Damn I hope the Phins blow him out.

  16. Good way to start the season with these two teams going at it. Big dog team going to the little dogs house to keep rubbing his nose in it. Little dog might bite back this time.

  17. Manning to Tyree – OMG what a catch off of his helmet! That’s gotta hurt if you are a Patriot fan. Do yah get the feeling the perfect season is not going to happen! Touchdown Giants to take the lead with 53 seconds left – that just may be it Patriot fans – close but no cigar! Burn baby burn – disco infernal!

  18. Hey look, no article about the Dolphins trying out Jeremy Gallon who was recently released by the Patriots. There’s a surprise.

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