The Patriots appear to be staying active on the free agent marker, one day after losing Wes Welker and agreeing to a deal with Danny Amendola.
Bills free-agent receiver Donald Jones is visiting the Patriots on Thursday, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News.
I like Jones (6-0, 208 pounds) a lot. Think he’s a bit underrated. Not sure why the Bills didn’t bring him back. He’s a very well-rounded receiver. Does a little bit of everything well, including run blocking.
Jones caught 41 passes for 443 yards with four touchdowns last season.
Seahawks kick returner/running back Leon Washington is visiting the Patriots Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Washington, a former Jets player, is obviously a superb kick returner. I don’t think the Patriots need Washington -- they have Jeff Demps in this role -- but this would give them another option should Demps return full-time to track or get injured again. The Patriots showed interest in Josh Cribbs, but he’s likely going to the Cardinals -- though that’s not a done deal yet.
The Patriots are still trying to land Aqib Talib as their No. 1 cornerback, but obviously Talib’s camp isn’t happy with the contract offer or he’d be signed by now.
The Patriots are playing the market. They have started to get in the mix with more cornerbacks since Talib is dragging his feet. So look for some visits to come to fruition. They still need to sign one or two more beyond Talib.