FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In a move that registers as a surprise, the new england patriots waived safety Don Jones — one of their best special teams players — on Thursday.
Jones has played in nine games this season, with all of his snaps coming on special teams. Coaches credited him with eight special-teams tackles, which was the third-highest total on the team. A second-year player out of Arkansas State, Jones regularly plays on the punt coverage team (gunner), punt return (against the gunner) and kickoff coverage teams. …read more