Titans receiver still misses first love

Titans wide receiver Brandon Jones is a playmaker on the only undefeated team in the National Football League. But at the University of Oklahoma, Jones was on the football team and the baseball team, and sometimes he still misses America’s pastime.

Gary Estwick of The Tennessean reports that Jones was teammates with Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett and Reggie Gene Willits of the Dodgers. He grew up in the same town as free agent outfielder Craig Monroe, who admitted Jones was a better player.

“Colleges jockeyed for Jones’ commitment, and so did the Yankees, who selected him in the 28th round of the amateur draft — even after Jones told the club he planned to go to college. Still, the Yankees tried to lure him away with a signing bonus between $200,000 and $300,000,” his mother, Barnette Jones told Estwick. “Brandon politely declined and wound up at Oklahoma.” More

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP | Subscribe (RSS)