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WR Donald Jones excited to play for New England


The New England Patriots signed the former Bills WR Jones during free agency. Jones had some of his best games against the New England Patriots, added an explosive 68 yard TD last season against his new team: “I’ve played well against the Patriots the last few years,” Jones said Tuesday. “I’m sure Coach Belichick took that into consideration when looking at me.”

Jones went on to say coaches joked about the violent hit he took from NT Vince Wilfork last year: “It was a middle screen. I don’t even really remember how Vince ended up right there when I caught the ball. It actually looked a lot worse than it was. It didn’t hurt. I’m sure if he landed on me it would have hurt a lot more.”

Jones set career highs last season with 41 receptions for 443 yards and four touchdowns, but was placed on the non-football injury list in Week 16 with an undisclosed medical issue, and Jones addressed his health: “I’m here working now, I’m healthy. I work every day with the team doctors here, the team trainers, so I’m healthy enough to be out here and that’s really all I pay attention to going forward.”

Jones will be competing for a spot on the roster at wide-out with nine other receivers, but he knows he needs Tom Brady’s trust to earn passes, and talked about playing with a legend like Brady: “I really grew up watching him. To be here and playing alongside him now is a — I don’t want to say a dream come true because that kind of sounds star struck — but is really is, if you go out there and mess it up, you’re going to be on the bench and Tom’s not throwing to you.”

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