It was announced a short time ago that the Buffalo Bills will not be bringing back wide receiver Donald Jones for the 2013 campaign despite the fact he could have been a restricted free agent. With the news of today, Jones will hit the free agent market like all the rest of players that aren’t re-signed by their current team on March 12th.
Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said, “We have made the decision not to re-sign Donald. We’re going in a different direction and this move today gives Donald the opportunity to catch on with another team early on in the process. We thank him for his years with our organization and wish him the best in the future.”
Jones has been battling foot issues almost all of his football career, not just in the pros and he has seen numerous specialists over the years and found a new treatment, for his sake I hope it is successful.In addition, the 2012 season showed to be Jones’ most successful as he had 41 catches with 443 yards and four touchdown receptions including a 68 yard one versus the New England Patriots in 12 games with the Bills.If Jones can get the foot problem under control another team will get a very good player and an even better person, as he could be a solid number two on another team.