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Patriots Waive Don Jones

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The Patriots have decided to waive one of their core special teams players.

From 29 to 31 to waived: Don Jones.
From 29 to 31 to waived: Don Jones.
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According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston, the Patriots have waived safety/special teams player Don Jones. The 24-year old, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2013, was claimed off waivers by the Pats in September. Today's move comes as a little surprise, since Jones was active for nine of the Patriots' 11 games this season, registering 8 tackles on special teams.

As of yet, the Patriots have not made a corresponding move to fill their roster. Possible candidates include defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, who was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return after the Pats' week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders and is now eligible to re-join the squad, or long snapper Charley Hughlett, who was signed to the practice squad on Wednesday after starting long snapper Danny Aiken suffered a concussion during last week's game against the Detroit Lions. The Patriots will be on the road to face Green Bay this Sunday.