Donald Jones WR NE 7 Months
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 8 Months
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 8 Months
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 10 Months
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 12 Months
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 Feb 07 '13
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.
Donald Jones WR NE Jan 17 '13
Bills WR Donald Jones (non-football/illness list) is confident that he will be "back in May and ready to go" for OTAs.
Jones has kept the illness private, though it's believed to be a minor kidney disorder. He insists the issue has never hampered him "football-wide," and the only reason he was shut down in December was because the medicine weighed him down. "It's nothing life-threatening or anything like that," added Jones, a restricted a free agent.