(WGR 550) -- Another member of the 2012 Buffalo Bills roster is moving on, but this one will likely be coming back for a visit sooner than the rest.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots have signed former Bills wide receiver Donald Jones on Friday. Originally set to become a restricted free agent, GM Buddy Nix announced through a team press release that they would decline to tender Jones. That resulted in the wideout becoming an unrestricted free agent on March 12.
After making the team as an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State in 2010, Jones served mostly on special teams before starting to weave his way in to the offense the following season. Jones won the number-two receiver job opposite Stevie Johnson each of the next two seasons, but couldn't stay healthy.
In 20 games played through 2011 and 2012, in which he started 17 of them, Jones racked up 64 receptions for 674 yards and five touchdowns. He finished both seasons on Injured Reserve, where an ankle injury derailed his 2011 while an unknown condition that Jones has dealt with before, was the reason for his premature exit in 2012.
According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, it's a three-year deal for Jones. The 6-foot-0, 208 pound receiver is 25 years old.