Patriots re-sign TE Justin Jones

Patriots re-sign TE Justin Jones
August 17, 2014, 6:00 pm

The Patriots have re-signed undrafted rookie tight end Justin Jones. 

Released one week ago, the 6-foot-8 Jones returns to an injury-plagued position that was a little shallow even before injuries to Michael Hoomanawanui and D.J. Williams. 

The Patriots played Friday against the Eagles with just one healthy tight end in the lineup, newly-acquired Steve Maneri. 

Jones' dimensions make him an intriguing prospect but his on-field performance in training camp practices and the first preseason game showed he had a long way to go. Whether he'll be able to get quicker and more fluid remains a question.