Buffalo Bills rookie WR Zay Jones idle after suffering knee injury

By The Sports Xchange   |   May 18, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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One day after signing a four-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, rookie wide receiver Zay Jones suffered a knee injury and will be considered "week to week."

The specifics of the injury were not shared by the Bills, but the No. 37 overall pick was hurt in Tuesday's organized team activity session and sat out the next two days. The team described the injury as a sprain.

Jones set a school record at East Carolina with an NCAA-record 399 career catches. He had 4,279 yards and 23 touchdown catches with the Pirates and is considered a leading candidate to be the team's No. 2 receiver alongside oft-injured Sammy Watkins.

Watkins was idle during the entire three-day session recovering from another foot surgery in January. The Bills declined the fifth-year option on Watkins for 2018.

The Bills moved up in the second round to select Jones after trading out of their first-round spot -- No. 10 overall -- in a deal that landed the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.

Jones played for one season under current Bills wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan at ECU.

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