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Bills | Jones Released

Sun, 31 Aug 2003 14:45:41 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have released DE Marcus Jones, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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Bills | Jones Improving

Fri, 22 Aug 2003 08:56:40 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee) continues to show improvement in his left knee.

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Bills | M. Jones Working With Second Team

Thu, 21 Aug 2003 09:33:56 -0700

Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee) practiced with the second-team defense Wednesday, Aug. 20 and his surgically repaired knee appears to be getting stronger each day. He had a sack to start the two-minute drill Wednesday against the second offense. The first defense won its two-minute matchup versus the first offense.

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Bills | Jones Working With Third Team

Mon, 18 Aug 2003 09:38:29 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones has worked exclusively with the Bills' third-string defense. Jones said he thinks he's ready to get snaps against some starters.

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Bills | Jones Injury Update

Mon, 18 Aug 2003 09:38:22 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones' (knee) recovery from a knee injury that sidelined him all last season has taken longer than originally expected. However, Bills coaches still are thinking that Jones can play a key role in the front seven.

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Bills | Jones Rested

Fri, 08 Aug 2003 06:32:13 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee) was rested and did not participate in practice on Thursday, Aug. 7.

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Bills | Denney Joins First-Team Defense

Wed, 06 Aug 2003 13:20:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills second year DE Ryan Denney is listed as the starter at left defensive end on the team's depth chart ahead of DE Marcus Jones, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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Bills | Jones Will See Limited Action in Scrimmage

Fri, 01 Aug 2003 06:33:49 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee) will be limited in the scrimmage against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, August 2.

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Bills | Jones Practices

Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:47:38 -0700

Updating previous reports, John Tramontana, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee), who has been recovering from a major knee injury in 2002, practiced for the first time since the injury Thursday, July 24. "I focused on what my job was at hand," Jones said. "I didn't worry about how my knee was going to react or how my feet were going. I lined up and I played one snap at a time." Head coach Gregg Williams was pleased to see Jones at practice. "Marcus has really worked very hard," Williams said. "I was very pleased with what we saw today. This has been a very good start for him, but we're going to take it slow. It was great to see a smile on his face today being back out there with his teammates."

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Bills | M. Jones to Begin Practicing

Thu, 24 Jul 2003 06:37:47 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee), recovering from knee surgery to reconstruct cartilage, said he is 85-90 percent fully recovered and expects to begin practicing Thursday, July 24.

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Bills | Competition at Left End

Wed, 23 Jul 2003 06:06:30 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones is the early favorite to win the starting left defensive end position. He will be challenged by DEs Chris Kelsay, Keith McKenzie and Ryan Denney.

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Bills | M. Jones Could Win Starting DE Job

Mon, 14 Jul 2003 06:33:10 -0700

Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports for the Sporting News that Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones is the early favorite to win the starting left defensive end job. Jones has the size and strength to take on blockers but must stay healthy and show he still has quickness.

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Bills | Jones: Rehabilitation Ongoing

Wed, 28 May 2003 10:46:05 -0700

Updating previous reports, BuffaloBills.com reports rehabilitation is ongoing for Buffalo Bills DE Marcus Jones (knee). He was signed as a free agent (Buccaneers) last fall, but did not play due to a knee injury. If healthy by training camp, Jones has a good shot at taking over the left defensive end position. He had 13 sacks for Tampa Bay in 2000.

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Bills | Jones On IR

Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:27:41 -0800

BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills, as expected, have placed DE Marcus Jones (knee) on IR.

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Bills | More On Jones

Tue, 19 Nov 2002 20:04:39 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Associated Press reports the contract signed with the Buffalo Bills by DE Marcus Jones is a three-year deal worth $3.3 million, not including bonuses. Jones (left knee) is expected to miss the rest of this season.

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Bills | Jones Signed

Mon, 18 Nov 2002 14:43:57 -0800

BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have signed DE Marcus Jones. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Bills | Closing In On Jones?

Fri, 15 Nov 2002 20:01:10 -0800

According to the Tampa Tribune, a report out of Buffalo says the Buffalo Bills are on the verge of signing former Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones.

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Bills | Jones Gets A Peek

Thu, 07 Nov 2002 08:35:18 -0800

The Democrat and Chronicle reports free agent DE Marcus Jones (Bucs) visited with the Buffalo Bills last week. Jones reportedly is reluctant to sign with any team as a temporary player for the remainder of this season, because another injury would jeopardize him as a free agent in the spring.

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Bills | Jones Visits

Fri, 01 Nov 2002 06:52:07 -0800

The Buffalo News reports the Buffalo Bills worked out free agent DE Marcus Jones (Buccaneers) on Thursday. It is unknown whether or not the team will try to sign him.

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Viking | Interested In M. Jones

Wed, 16 Oct 2002 06:04:43 -0700

Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings are reportedly one of several teams interested in free agent DE Marcus Jones (Bucs). As noted earlier, he is not expected to sign with a team until the 2003 season.

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NFL | Jones Will Probably Wait

Sat, 12 Oct 2002 21:48:06 -0700

Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com former Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones likely will wait until 2003 to resume his career, rather than sign on with a team for the second half of this season. Both he and agent Greg Williams have been busy fielding phone calls ever since Jones hit the unemployment rolls. "He is about 80 percent, maybe 85 percent, ready to play," said Williams, referring to a knee injury his client suffered in pre-season. "But his feeling, at least for now, is that he'll work hard to get himself 100 percent for next year and come back then. That could change, but it's the way he is leaning, and he feels like it's the best approach."

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Buccaneers | Jones Released

Tue, 08 Oct 2002 13:16:41 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released DE Marcus Jones from their injured reserve list. Because hes been cleared medically, he can now sign with any other team he chooses.

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Buccaneers | M. Jones To IR

Sun, 01 Sep 2002 15:20:56 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed DE Marcus Jones (knee) on IR.

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Buccaneers | M. Jones Update

Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:32:43 -0700

Updating earlier stories, the Ap reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (knee) is now expected to miss 4-6 weeks after he had surgery Monday. He had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee

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Buccaneers | M. Jones Update

Mon, 26 Aug 2002 01:33:23 -0700

Updating an earlier story, the Tampa Tribune reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (left knee) will likely miss at least the next two weeks. The Bucs will now be forced to move reserve DE Greg Spires into a starting role while Ellis Wyms becomes the new third man in their defensive end rotation.

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Buccaneers | M. Jones Hurt

Sun, 25 Aug 2002 10:46:50 -0700

The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting DE Marcus Jones (knee) was injured during Saturday's loss to Washington. He was diagnosed with a sprained left knee. Jones was to be evaluated late Saturday. "All I have to say right now is that we are very concerned," Bucs coach Jon Gruden said.

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Buccaneers | Injury Note

Mon, 05 Aug 2002 22:45:43 -0700

The AP reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (sore shoulder, groin) remains day-to-day.

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Buccaneers | Sitting Out

Sun, 04 Aug 2002 14:31:18 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (shoulder) sat out Sunday's morning practice.

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Buccaneers | Back At It

Sat, 03 Aug 2002 23:06:27 -0700

Chris Harry reports for the Orlando Sentinel Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (groin) returned to practice Saturday morning.

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Buccaneers | Sitting Out

Fri, 14 Jun 2002 23:01:52 -0700

The Tampa Tribune reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (shoulder) missed practice again Friday.

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Buccaneers | Jones Sits Out

Thu, 13 Jun 2002 17:59:36 -0700

The Tampa Tribune reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (shoulder) sat out of Thursday morning's minicamp. Jones is still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.

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Buccaneers | Practicing, But No Drills

Sat, 27 Apr 2002 08:43:34 -0700

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (left shoulder) did not participate in "playing drills" although he was very active in other parts of Friday's practices at the team's mini-camp.

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Buccaneers | On the Sidelines

Sun, 07 Apr 2002 19:45:16 -0700

The Tampa Tribune reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (foot), DT Warren Sapp (shoulder) and DE Marcus Jones (shoulder) missed all five practice sessions at mini-camp this weekend. CB Brian Kelly (broken hand) and WR Keith Poole (hamstring) joined them on the sidelines Sunday.

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Buccaneers | Sitting Out

Fri, 05 Apr 2002 12:52:28 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp (shoulder surgery) did not practice during team drills with the team at Friday's mini-camp. Also sitting out team drills were LB Derrick Brooks (foot) and DE Marcus Jones (shoulder).

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Buccaneers | Full List

Wed, 23 Jan 2002 20:48:23 -0800

Chris Harry reports for the Orlando Sentinel the full list of Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the expansion list is as follows: DE Marcus Jones, G Randall McDaniel, LB Jeff Gooch, S Eric Vance and TE/LS Sean McDermott.

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Buccaneers | List Taking Shape

Wed, 23 Jan 2002 09:48:22 -0800

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed LB Jeff Gooch, DE Marcus Jones, G Randall McDaniel and TE Sean McDermott on their expansion list. A final list will be released later.

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Buccaneers | Injury Notes

Thu, 10 Jan 2002 21:27:38 -0800

Chris Harry reports for the Orlando Sentinel Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (right shoulder sprain) practiced Thursday, but he remained questionable for Saturday's game. Reserve MLB Nate Webster (left shoulder sprain) also is questionable.

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Buccaneers | Only Three Miss

Wed, 09 Jan 2002 19:54:51 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports only three players missed practice Wednesday. DT James Cannida (abdominal strain), LB Nate Webster (shoulder strain) and RB Rabih Abdullah (foot strain) were missing. Cannida and Webster should return to practice Thursday, while Abdullah may not be back until Friday. DE Marcus Jones (shoulder) made his return to practice after sitting out last week's game.

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Buccaneers | Inactives

Sun, 06 Jan 2002 17:24:07 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Keyshawn Johnson, RB Warrick Dunn, PK Martin Gramatica, G Ross Hochstein, OL Shane Grice, DE Marcus Jones and WR Reidel Anthony inactive for today's game. QB Joe Hamilton is the emergency QB.

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Buccaneers | Practice Notes

Thu, 03 Jan 2002 12:21:18 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports several players sat out practice Thursday to rest their injuries. DE Marcus Jones (shoulder), RB Warrick Dunn (toe), LB Jamie Duncan (ankle), WR Keyshawn Johnson (ankle), TE Dave Moore (thigh), DT Warren Sapp (shoulder) and PK Martin Gramatica (hamstring) all were on the sidelines and LB Derrick Brooks (calf) praticed only a little.

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Buccaneers | Injury Updates

Wed, 02 Jan 2002 19:24:45 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Marcus Jones (shoulder sprain) is OUT for Sunday night's game. He will be replaced in the lineup by DE Steve White. Jones was one of a season-high 17 players on the injury report, including 15 starters. PK Doug Brien is expected to kick at least one more week, giving PK Martin Gramatica (hamstring) ample time to heal. Backup QB Shaun King is expected to see a lot of action in relief of starting QB Brad Johnson.

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Buccaneers | Keeping Jones

Tue, 01 Jun 1999 00:35:00 -0700

The Tampa Bay Tribune reports the team doesn't appear as if it's going to cut DL Marcus Jones ... at least not yet. The team has been pleased with his off-season work outs.

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