The Buffalo Bills are set to square off against a future New England Patriots opponent on Sunday in the Jacksonville Jaguars, and they will hope to have wide receiver Donald Jones ready to play in this game. He was limited in practice today with a calf injury and has been listed questionable on the team’s injury report.
The 24-year-old Youngstown State product has caught 38 passes for 410 yards and four touchdowns this season, but he has had two mediocre games ever since catching six passes against the Houston Texans (the Pats Week 14 opponent) and New England Patriots in back-to-back weeks.
Jones will likely be able to play against the Jaguars, and he bring solid production to the table for the Bills and is a decent receiver that the Jags will need to account for.
In NFL Draft news, Fresno State Bulldogs star safety Philip Thomas has been invited to the Senior Bowl after a terrific senior season with eight interceptions to lead the nation. Thomas has been able to take three of those to this house and is a solid sleeper at the safety position with his playmaking ability.
The 6’1″, 215 pound player can rise up on draft boards further with a big performance on a national spotlight at the Senior Bowl, especially since Thomas is a relative unknown. He has amazing ball skills and scouts love him. This has certainly been a huge breakout year for the Fresno State standout, because he missed nearly all of his junior season with a broken leg.
Thomas can do it all with his toughness, athleticism, ability in deep coverage, and the ability to take on slot receivers and tight ends. His play in run support could use some work, but Thomas is definitely a sleeper to watch in the draft.
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