Donald Jones
WR FA
9 months ago

Jones (hamstring) will not return to drills for the rest of Friday's running back workouts at the combine, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network

EDGE Analysis

This is a disappointing development for Jones, who pulled up during his first 40-yard dash attempt Friday. Jones won't participate in the 3-Cone Drill, The 20-Yard Shuttle, or the 60-Yard Shuttle, meaning his lone testing scores from the combine are a 4.66 40-yard dash and a 36.5-inch vertical jump.

Donald Jones
WR FA
9 months ago

Jones suffered a hamstring injury during his first 40-yard dash attempt at the NFL Combine and he is questionable to participate in the remaining running back tests, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Another report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport states that Jones has been battling a hamstring issue for the last few weeks but wanted to still run the 40-yard dash at the combine. Unfortunately, Jones' hamstring seemed to tense up about halfway through his first attempt, which resulted in him finishing with an unofficial time of 4.66. It's unclear at this stage if he'll participate in the remaining drills Friday, but even if he doesn't, Jones will still have a chance to put up a strong 40 time at USC's Pro Day.

Donald Jones
WR FA
11 months ago

Jones is forgoing his senior season at USC and will enter the 2018 NFL Draft, Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

After two years of being frustratingly underutilized in the USC backfield, Jones (6-0, 200) had a full-fledged breakout in 2017, taking 261 carries for 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns over 13 games. Perhaps the most impressive part of Jones' 2017 was his ability to hold up to the dramatically increased workload; he missed one game with an ankle injury but was a true workhorse down the stretch. Jones' calling card is his speed, which he used to tear off 16 runs of 20-or-more yards in 2017. It is fair to wonder whether the durability he showed in college will translate to the NFL at his size, however. Certainly, many backs at that stature, ranging from Chris Johnson to Jamaal Charles and beyond, have had highly successful NFL careers, but Jones isn't quite in that tier as a prospect. Furthermore, Jones doesn't have the same level of pass-catching ability that enabled those other speedy backs to lock down three-down roles for their respective teams as he never caught more than 14 passes in any season at USC. Jones likely enters the pre-draft process as a fringe Day 2 prospect in what is a loaded running back class.

Donald Jones
WR FA
5 years ago

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 FA
5 years ago

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 FA
5 years ago

Ex-Bills WR Donald Jones has decided to retire because of issues with his kidneys.

Donald Jones
WR FA
5 years ago

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 FA
5 years ago

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 FA
6 years ago

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 FA
6 years ago

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.