Donald Jones WR NE 8 Months
Retired WR Donald Jones underwent a kidney transplant in December, and is now playing baseball for the Atlantic League Somerset (N.J.) Patriots.
Still only 26, Jones' kidney issues forced his retirement last August. It appears it will be permanent. Jones finished his football career with 82 catches for 887 yards and six touchdowns across 35 games.
Donald Jones WR NE May 19 '79
Retired WR Donald Jones may require a kidney transplant after receiving a "major scare" during a August workout for the Colts.
As Jones was on a treadmill taking a stress test, his blood pressure skyrocketed to 250 over 110. "That," said Jones, "was definitely a new thing." Jones is consulting with former basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who had a kidney transplant in 2003 and returned to play hoops. Jones is only 25 years old.
Donald Jones WR NE May 18 '79
Ex-Bills WR Donald Jones has decided to retire because of issues with his kidneys.
Donald Jones WR NE May 03 '79
Free agent WR Donald Jones will work out for the Titans Tuesday and the Colts Wednesday.
The Titans are overloaded at wideout with Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, Justin Hunter and Kevin Walter. They're just updating their emergency list. The Colts could be looking for someone to act as a No. 4 wideout while LaVon Brazill serves his four-game suspension.
Donald Jones WR NE Apr 29 '79
Patriots waived WR Donald Jones.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots "want to get their young guys reps." Jones signed a three-year contract with New England in March, but the deal contained no guaranteed money. This move would seem to improve veteran Molasses Michael Jenkins' chances of making the final 53-man roster.
Donald Jones WR NE Feb 11 '79
ESPN Boston anticipates Donald Jones and Michael Jenkins competing for one roster spot in New England.
Jones signed a three-year contract and Jenkins inked for one season, but neither player has any guaranteed money. With Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce added in the draft and Julian Edelman re-signed behind Danny Amendola, the Pats have one receiver spot available. Matt Slater will make it on special teams.
Donald Jones WR NE Dec 24 '78
Patriots agreed to terms with WR Donald Jones, formerly of the Bills, on a three-year contract.
Jones was a restricted free agent who wasn't tendered a contract by Buffalo. He's the second receiver the Patriots have signed since letting Wes Welker walk, but unlike Danny Amendola, he won't be guaranteed a roster spot. Still only 25, Jones should compete for a spot on the outside, but has never been particularly productive. He also has a long injury history, missing a combined 12 games the past two seasons. He's in a good position to crack New England's 53-man roster, but will need a strong camp. He's unlikely to come onto the fantasy radar.
Donald Jones WR NE Dec 23 '78
Free agent WR Donald Jones will visit the Patriots Thursday.
Donald Jones WR NE Nov 18 '781 Comment
Bills non-tendered WR Donald Jones, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Donald Jones WR NE Nov 18 '78
A source tells WGR 550 that the Bills are working on a contract extension with impending restricted free agent Donald Jones.
Instead of slapping Jones with a one-year tender, they're interested in locking him up with a long-term deal. The former undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State is coming off his best NFL season as he posted 41 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns. Jones best fits as a No. 3 or 4 wideout behind Stevie Johnson and a play-making wideout the Bills bring in.