"The competition out there is heating up, we've got a lot of young guys out there, and everybody wants to get out on the field," he said during his Scout Radio interview this week.
Amongst the top receivers on the Titans, along with Jones, is newcomer Eric Moulds. But Jones sees him as a mentor more than a competitor.
"He's a savvy veteran, so any information he gives me, it helps me out a
lot," he said.
The third-year receiver out of Oklahoma started out strong in the team's preseason opener against the Redskins, catching three passes for 34 yards -- best amongst all their receivers -- in his limited time on the field. But was disappointed that the offense failed to put any points on the board.
That said, he's already looking forward to this Friday's game against the Patriots, who ended the Titans' playoff hopes after a terrific run during the second half of the season. Squaring off against New England adds some meaning to this game for Tennessee in what would otherwise be a glorified practice session for both squads.
"We look at them more as a rival now, because they took something away from us," he said.
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