By Tim Graham
Donald Jones' versatility is what made him appealing to the
New England Patriots.
The Buffalo Bills declined to bring back the wide receiver, and the Patriots signed him to a three-year contract last week.
"We felt like he would be able to be competitive on our
football team at his position," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this
morning at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix.
"He's played in the kicking game. He's had production on both the inside
and the outside as a receiver.
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February 11, 2013 - 5:06 PM
By Tim Graham
When Rex Ryan left the Baltimore Ravens to become head coach
of the New York Jets in 2009 and Mike Pettine came along as defensive
coordinator, a significant part of their master plan was to sign former Raven
defenders who could communicate the system to their new teammates.
The top two targets were linebacker Bart Scott and safety
Jim Leonhard, who speak the same language Ryan and Pettine do. Scott and Leonhard made the
on-field calls and explained the adjustments.
The Jets' defense thrived right
A similar transition could be in the works for the Buffalo
Bills. A few weeks after hiring Pettine to be their defensive coordinator, the
Bills today released linebacker Nick Barnett and safety George Wilson.
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