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Bill Belichick on Donald Jones: 'He's a young, tough kid'

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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Wide Right left new Jaguars GM David Caldwell out in the cold

By Tim Graham

INDIANAPOLIS -- David Caldwell grew up a Buffalo Bills fan, and it stung.

"I still remember where I was when the kick went wide right," the new Jacksonville Jaguars general manager said today at the NFL scouting combine. "I was at a party, and we just went outside and sat in the snow to numb the pain."

Caldwell, from West Seneca, is part of an amazing sports story sparked by the Bills' Super Bowl years. Those teams fueled a football passion that has driven some local kids to prominent positions.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | [email protected]

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