Justin Jones may have started the season in the Patriots organization, but he’s eager to prove that he can provide more than trade secrets going into this week’s matchup.
Jones, a rookie tight end who graduated from East Carolina, was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. He was cut after training camp and signed by the Chiefs where he is now on the practice squad.
“They didn’t bring me here just to talk about the Patriots or prepare for the Patriots, they brought me here to play football,” Jones said. “They are a good bunch, great guys and they play hard. That’s what they hang their hat on, playing hard and outworking.”
Jones has the size at 6-foot-8, 275-pounds, which makes him a rare commodity in the NFL but for now he is listed behind Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris. He said the biggest key to his success is becoming more consistent.
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“Hopefully after so long in an offense you can get comfortable and things will become second nature and you can go out there and it’s back to the basics,” Jones said.
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