Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - Wide receiver Donald Jones will not be re-
signed by the Buffalo Bills.
The team announced Thursday that they will not be tendering Jones, a 10-game
starter this past season, a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent.
"We have made the decision not to re-sign Donald," Bills general manager Buddy
Nix said. "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
Jones made the Bills as an undrafted college free agent in 2010 and started 22
of the 35 games he played in during his three-year stint with the
organization. The 25-year-old had his most productive campaign this past year,
establishing career highs in catches (41), receiving yards (443) and
touchdowns (4) over 12 games.
Over his three seasons in Buffalo, Jones compiled 82 receptions for 887 yards
with six touchdowns.
Medical reasons may have played a part in the Bills' decision to part ways, as
Jones finished 2012 on the non-football/illness list with an undisclosed
condition and was limited to eight games the previous year by an ankle injury.
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