Oct 4, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; East Carolina Pirates wide receiver Justin Jones (84) makes a catch during warm-ups before a game against the UCF Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Sign Undrafted Free Agent TE Justin Jones


Oct 4, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; East Carolina Pirates wide receiver Justin Jones (84) makes a catch during warm-ups before a game against the UCF Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

After the draft came to an end, the frenzy of signing undrafted free agents has hit a high. In addition to the five players already signed, Field Yates of ESPN Boston reports that they have also signed ECU’s Justin Jones, who is a tight end.

This is the second tight end signed by the Patriots, which coming into this draft, was a huge need. Aside from Rob Gronkowski, New England didn’t have any legit passing threats to go along with him. Hopefully the addition of Jones, and Tyler Beck will help Tom Brady and company get their offense back on track.

Jones is a massive guy, standing at 6’8, and weighing 274 pounds. The combination of him and Gronk standing side by side would be an interesting sight for opposing defenses.

Jones also missed the entire 2013 season due to his failure to make grades.


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  • Mattia Rizzo

    Huge kid, listed as the best TE prospect at 2013 season’s start from Football game plan, channel from youtube. We’ll see…

    • Cyrus Geller

      I have already set my hopes to a ridiculously high level…poor kid.

      • Mattia Rizzo

        LOL! For NFLdraftscout he ran the 40 in 4,90, and the3-cone in 6,88… Which one is his real speed??

  • KGN121

    I like that we got him but I still would like the Pats to sign Dustin Keller. Nothing big of course.

  • William Liles

    As an ECU fan, his 2012 jump ball hail Mary is legendary. Hope he clears up the character issues and pans out.