AFC South: Donald Jones

Scouting WR Donald Jones

July, 23, 2013
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As soon as Donald Jones was cut in New England, the wide receiver drew the attention of half of the AFC South.

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He visited the Titans today and is scheduled to visit the Colts on Wednesday.

I don't know that much about Jones, so I asked Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com for a scouting report.

Here is what he offered:
"The first thing is his frame -- he is 6-foot-0 and 208 pounds. Doesn't stand out from a length standpoint, or a speed standpoint, but has a sturdy build. In 7-on-7 drills in spring camp, he had one play that stood out -- a nice reaching-over-his-head touchdown underneath the goal posts. That showed some solid hands. But he was slowed by an undisclosed injury late in camp, which gave an opportunity for rookie Kenbrell Thompkins to take reps at the Z receiver spot, and the coaches liked what they saw. So with Jones due a $200,000 reporting bonus at the start of training camp, the Patriots decided to move on. When with the Bills, Jones had some of his best games against the Patriots. That contributed to the Patriots initially signing him this offseason."

I'm not sure where Jones, 25, would fit in with the Titans, who have a deep group of receivers if they stay healthy. The depth chart that came with their training-camp press release today has Nate Washington and Kenny Britt as starters, with Kendall Wright and Damian Williams listed as 2s and Kevin Walter and Justin Hunter as 3s. Michael Preston probably rates as the team's seventh or eighth receiver, and I think he's an NFL player.

There is more room in Indianapolis, where Reggie Wayne, Darrius Heyward-Bey and T.Y. Hilton are the top three, but there are questions marks from there.
Reading the coverage…

Receiver Donald Jones has visits scheduled with the Titans and Colts, per Mike Garafolo of FoxSports.com.

Houston Texans

DeAndre Hopkins’ job is to distract defenses from Andre Johnson, says John McClain of the Houston Texans.

The Texans signed their final three draft picks, say McClain and Tania Ganguli.

Indianapolis Colts

Everything you need to know about Colts training camp in Anderson, from Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

A pre-camp look at special teams for the Colts, from Josh Wilson of Stampede Blue.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Unsurprisingly the Jaguars will open camp with a retooled defensive line after a year of minimal pass-rush production, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Undrafted rookie quarterback Jordan Rodgers was cut, says O’Halloran.

A pre-camp look at quarterbacks from Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country.

Tennessee Titans

Offset language is the issue for the Titans in negotiations between the team and first-round pick Chance Warmack, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

The autograph schedule for the first five days of training camp, via The Tennessean.

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