Originally written December 13, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
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Houston Texans punter Donnie Jones has been battling a sore leg since his team’s loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night. Wes Welker ripped off a 31-yard return on Jones’ first punt of the game, and Jones became the last line of defense. He ended up having to make the tackle and hurt his leg in the process. On Wednesday, Jones said he has a very straightforward explanation for his teammates, who have been razzing him. “I told those guys, I said, ‘Look, you guys are NFL football players, I’m not,’” Jones said according to CSNHouston.com. “So when I get a little bruise or something, it is what it is. I know my role. But it’s all in good fun. “I mean I’m not an actual NFL ‘football’ player. I mean, come on. We know our roles. I had the same type thing in 2008. I had to push DeSean Jackson out of bounds. Somehow I chased him down, don’t know how I did it, and I fell and my knee blew up. Every now and then you get one. We’re punters and kickers. ...
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