Patriots Release WR Donald Jones

Ian Logue
July 19, 2013 at 04:18pm ET

Source: Tom Brady to play against Dolphins after missing practice
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski among absentees at Patriots practice
Bill Belichick feels late improvement an output of full season's work
Stephen Gostkowski earns AFC special teams player of the week
Buckley: Patriots are clearly the best team, and that's a little boring

According to multiple reports, the Patriots have released wide receiver Donald Jones, just a few months after signing him to a three-year deal back in March.

Our cap expert Miguel Benzan reports that the move comes just days before Jones was set to receive a $200,000 reporting bonus.

On the surface one would have to believe that after working him in the system the team felt that he wasn't a good fit, and releasing him at this point not only helps them financially, but also gives the veteran an opportunity to seek employment before other teams open training camp.

New England opens their own training camp next week at Gillette Stadium, with their first public practice scheduled on Friday at 9:00am.