Report: Donnie Jones wants to keep playing

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The Eagles released Donnie Jones from the reserve/retired list earlier Wednesday, and Ian Rapoport reports it came at the punter’s request. Jones wants to continue his career.

His release makes Jones an unrestricted free agent.

Jones announced his retirement after Super Bowl LII but has now decided he wants to play a 15th season.

The Seahawks made Jones a seventh-round choice in 2004, and he has also played for the Dolphins, Rams, Texans and Eagles.

Jones has punted 1,110 times for 50,500 yards, giving him a career average of 45.5 yards.

10 responses to “Report: Donnie Jones wants to keep playing

  1. jam11163 says:
    April 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    Should have to play for the Eagles
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    The Eagles released him from the reserve/retired list.

  2. “Jones has punted 1,110 times for 50,500 yards, giving him a career average of 45.5 yards.”

    And yet I don’t think I know this guy, even though I follow kickers/punters more than most.

  3. I was a bit surprised that Jones announced his retirement so quickly after the Super Bowl. My guess is that he was having second thoughts, and feels like he has something left in the tank.

    As for a return to the Eagles, I’d like to see him come back. Average yards per punt doesn’t begin to tell the story of how good he has been. Sure hands, quick feet, good hang time, and deadly at pinning the ball inside the 20. If it is possible for a punter to be considered a “weapon,” Jones fit the description.

    Sometimes, family issues can pull players in a different direction. If that’s the case, I wish him the best. We will remember him fondly as an Eagle.

  4. When one doesn’t understand something, one is missing a critical piece of information.

    When a light is shed on the info, the ‘aha’ moment occurs. Something happened we all don’t know about. Someone knows. Someday we will find out.

    I could think of nothing better than returning for opening day after being a champion in pick a sport. So something happened or is happening that we will eventually find out about.

    That’s the microwave world we now live in. We HAVE to know NOW. But we don’t. Just like the old days…

  5. I think the birds are happy with the second year player, Cameron Johnston. Jones almost didn’t make the team last year and carries a higher salary cap.

  6. And yet I don’t think I know this guy, even though I follow kickers/punters more than most.
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    Then you need to get way better at following them because Jones is one of the better punters in the league.

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