Texans Still Interested in Punter Donnie Jones, Other News Around the AFC South
By Ryan Cook
Dec 16, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans punter Donnie Jones (5) punts against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Sometimes it seems the NFL only runs from a Monday to Friday, because so far this weekend, it’s been all quiet on the southern front.
From Texans camp today, the only slight bit of news came from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport on Twitter, who thinks punter Donnie Jones might be resigned by the team sometime soon:
Jones is 32-years old, and played well for the Texans last season. His longest kick from inside Houston’s own 20-yard line was 65-yards, and he even managed to score a touchdown.
Former Indianapolis Colt Dwight Freeney left New England without a deal on Saturday. At this stage things don’t look promising for a Freeney signing with the Patriots, especially after the Elvis Dumervil saga in Denver yesterday left the defensive end homeless and in need of a team. We’ll wait and see if Freeney now plays second fiddle to Dumervil now.
The Jaguars stole two of Texans free agents in Alan Ball and Justin Forsett on Friday, alongside linebacker Geno Hayes and defensive tackle Roy Miller . David R. Johns says all four are good value signings over at Black and Teal.com.
The Titans are still looking for a defensive end, after reportedly meeting with former Oakland Raider Matt Shaugnessy on Friday (or possibly over the weekend). Shaugnessy’s sack tally of 3.5 in 2012 is a concern for the Titans, who ranked 24th in rush defense last season. Shaugnessy is coming from a 4-3 scheme in Oakland however, making it an easy transition to Tennessee if negotiations go according to plan.
Follow Ryan Cook on Twitter.