The Indianapolis Colts have scheduled a workout with former Patriots and Bills wide receiver Donald Jones, according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1. Jones also has a workout scheduled with the Titans prior to his Colts visit.
Jones was released by the Pats last week after signing a three-year contract with them as a free agent in March of this year.
Strike you as odd? Yeah, me too.
New England signs this guy - who caught 41 balls last year for a terrible Bills team - and then they cut him in July before the start of training camp. The circumstances suggest that he either isn't 100% healthy, or the Patriots feel their depth at wide receiver is still strong without Jones. Considering they are entering 2013 minus 90% of their receiving productivity from last season - because those players from last year are either injured, departed via free agency, or in jail because they may or may not have murdered someone - I have a hard time buying strong receiver depth as a reasoning.
Jones did not finish the 2012 season due to an undisclosed medical issue. It's possible the issue could be a kidney disorder, but that's not confirmed.
Jones is a 6'0, 214 pound veteran out of Youngstown State. He was signed as an undrafted rookie in 2010 by the Bills.
If Jones passes his physical and if the Colts manage to sign him, that would not bode well for second-year wide receiver LaVon Brazill, who was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 regular season because he violated the NFL's substance abuse policy for the second time.