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Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Donald Jones an inspiration to all

When the New England Patriots released former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Donald Jones last summer, he set up a workout with the Indianapolis Colts, which set in motion a chain of events that would alter his life forever.Jones was already an inspiration to promising young athletes as Jones, whose lifelong dream was to play professional football, battled kidney disease his entire...
Via NFL Injury Report
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriots Receiver Donald Jones Now Playing Minor League Baseball

Donald Jones was forced to retire last offseason after undergoing a kidney transplant, so the former New England Patriots wide receiver has switched sports. Jones is playing baseball for the Atlantic League’s Somerset (N.J.) Patriots as an outfielder this season. The independent minor league includes the Sugar Land Skeeters, where former NBA star Tracy McGrady also is attempting...
Via NESN.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Jones turns to baseball after kidney transplant

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Donald Jones was forced to retire from the NFL last August after discovering he had a kidney disease that made it impossible to continue playing football. Now just four months after a kidney transplant, Jones is trying to make his way back onto the field in a different sport. According to Mike Ashmore of MyCentralJersey.com, Jones is playing outfield...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Wide Receiver Donald Jones to Join The Shankhour & Maggiore Show

On Monday November 18th, Patrick and Kevin welcome former NFL Wide Reciever (formerly of the New England Patriots) Donald Jones to the show. Donald will be addressing a number of topics, from why he retired from the game he loved, what he's up to now, and his future plans.  The guys will be taking your calls all night long at 347-215-7771 (Press 1 To Talk) If you would like...
Via CLNS Radio
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Donald Jones Retires at Age 25

Wideout Donald Jones has decided to retire from the NFL. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, Fox Sports 1Fantasy Spin:Jones has been battling a kidney illness. He was cut by the Patriots a few days before training camp. The 25-year-old will finish his career with 887 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Donald Jones retires due to advanced kidney disease

Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots wide receiver Donald Jones is retiring from the NFL due to advanced kidney disease, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus. Jones has reportedly battled kidney disease his entire life and has finally decided to retire. Evidently, Jones had a mild scare while taking a physical for the Indianapolis Colts this offseason when his blood pressure...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL WR Donald Jones Retires Due to Kidney Disease

  Former Patriots WR Donald Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL due to a lifelong battle with kidney disease reports Fan Sided. Jones was released by the Patriots earlier this year and had a health scare when he went to visit with the Colts. He then decided to take it to twitter where he made his announcement: As some of you may know, I have been suffering from a kidney...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WR Donald Jones to retire from NFL

Before the start of training camp this summer, the New England Patriots released wide receiver Donald Jones. For those who think that was the worst news Jones received this year -- or that it would break his spirits -- they should realize he's heard much worse information recently, and that he's vowed to battle it all head-on. Jones, a member of the Buffalo Bills for the...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WR Donald Jones to retire from NFL

Before the start of training camp this summer the New England Patriots released wide receiver Donald Jones. For those who think that was the worst news Jones received this year — or that it would break his spirits — they should realize he's heard much worse information recently and that he's vowed to battle it all head-on. Jones a member of the Buffalo Bills for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Patriots Receiver Donald Jones Retiring From NFL Due to Kidney Disease

Donald Jones is hanging up the cleats after three seasons in the NFL. The former Patriots receiver announced via Twitter that he’s retiring due to kidney disease. Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State by the Buffalo Bills. He was signed by New England in the offseason, but released before training camp started. Check out the message he posted on Twitter...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts to host workout with Donald Jones Wednesday

Free agent wide receiver Donald Jones is scheduled to work out for the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday after visiting the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Colts report to Anderson University Saturday for the start of training camp and likely are looking to add depth to the position. Second-year receiver LaVon Brazill will miss...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

WR Donald Jones visiting Titans today

Former Patriots and Bills receiver Donald Jones is scheduled to work out for the Titans on Tuesday, and the Colts on Wednesday. Jones was recently released by the Patriots after playing from 2010-12 in Buffalo, where he was teammates with current Titans back-up quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Jones caught 82 passes for 887 yards in three seasons with the Bills. If Jones landed in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins could fly under the radar for the Patriots

According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was a player that was very impressive during the Patriots’ spring workouts. It sounds like Thompkins could be a guy that ends up flying under the radar. A lot can change between now and the end of training camp, but the under-the-radar Patriots offensive player who has arguably...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenbrell Thompkins Turning Heads with Patriots

According to ESPN Boston, Patriots undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins' strong work in the spring likely was one of the factors behind Donald Jones' release Friday.Fantasy Spin:Thompkins has a few things working against him -- he will turn 25 on July 29, had modest college production and runs a 4.54 40-yard dash -- but the Patriots are also looking for receiving targets to step up.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release WR Donald Jones; Sign rookie WRs Perez Ashford and Quentin Sims--Patriots.com

Patriots release WR Donald Jones; Sign rookie WRs Perez Ashford and Quentin Sims--Patriots.com: The New England Patriots announced that they have released veteran WR Donald Jones. In addition, the team signed rookie WRs Perez Ashford and Quentin Sims. Terms of the contracts were not announced.
Via Pats 360
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Veteran WR, Sign Rookies

After just a series of offseason workouts and minicamps, the Patriots have decided to move on without free agent pickup WR Donald Jones. The former Buffalo Bill was replaced by a pair of rookies.
Via nwe.scout.com
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman Listed As #2 For Patriots After Donald Jones’ Release

The New England Patriots have been a constant favorite of news outlets this summer after Aaron Hernandez’s off-field transgressions and alleged murder of Odin Lloyd, and the numerous surgeries for fellow all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. While those stories are certainly worthy of mainstream media scrutiny, fantasy owners are focused on the lack of options perennial early round...
Via Kramerica Sports
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Donald Jones Waived by Patriots

Wide receiver Donald Jones signed a three-year deal with the Patriots during the offseason, but has been waived even before training camp.Fantasy Spin:The move appears to solidify the opportunities for Michael Jenkins, rookie Aaron Dobson and Julian Edelman.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots plan to release Donald Jones--PFT

Patriots plan to release Donald Jones--PFT: Somewhat of a surprising move.  According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots are releasing Donald Jones. He was signed to a three-year deal this offseason after his time with the Bills, but it didn’t take them nearly that long to decide his fate.
Via Pats 360
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones doesn't make it to Patriots training camp

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots are entering training camp with the idea that they'll throw a bunch of wide receivers at the wall and see what sticks.Former Buffalo Bills wideout Donald Jones was supposed to be a part of that, but now, he won't be. (photo: RX Eman, Flickr)Jones, who was signed by the Patriots in March, was released by the team Friday. The move...
Via AFC East Daily
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release WR Donald Jones

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Donald Jones on Friday and signed rookie receivers Perez Ashford and Quentin Sims. Jones played in 35 NFL games for Buffalo with 22 starts and has 82 receptions for 887 yards and six touchdowns. Last season, he played in 12 games and finished with 41 receptions for 443 yards and four touchdowns. Ashford was originally signed by the...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots release wide receiver Donald Jones

  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) BOSTON (CBS)— According to a report from CBSBoston.com, the New England Patriots have released wide receiver Donald Jones. The announcement was made on Friday. Jones, 25 years of age, caught 41 passes for 443 yards and four touchdowns last season before an undisclosed injury ended his campaign. TheBuffalo Bills let Jones become a free...
Via CLNS Radio
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release WR Donald Jones

Today the team cut ties with Jones, who they signed on March 15th after he had a career-year last season in Buffalo. That career year entailed 41 receptions for 443 yards and 4 touchdowns, so his numbers weren't exactly eye-popping. Jones speaking with the media in May But Jones had been pegged as a potential contributor to this year's offense, and was a member of a rag...
Via Patriots Life
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots release Donald Jones

After signing Donald Jones this offseason as a free agent, the New England Patriots have now released him, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The #Patriots are releasing WR Donald Jones, I'm told. They want to get their young guys reps. He'll go on waivers. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 19, 2013 The Patriots are clearly confident in the young receivers they...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots to Release Donald Jones Before Receiver Even Plays a Game in New England

That Patriots’ wide receiving corps isn’t exactly an area of strength, but the Pats reportedly made a move Friday to cut down that group. New England released wideout Donald Jones on Friday afternoon, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. The release comes just a little bit more than four months after the club signed the former Bills...
Via NESN.com
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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