FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced the signing of offensive tackle Kenyatta Jones today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Jones, 22, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL draft. The 6-foot-3-inch, 305-pound offensive tackle started 40 of 43 games at left tackle in four years at South Florida. In 2000, he started every game and was credited with 91 knockdown blocks. He closed out his collegiate career with an overpowering performance in a 59-0 win over Austin Peay State. In that game, the offense totaled 540 yards, including 298 yards rushing.
The Gainesville, Fla. native attended Eastside High and earned all-area and offensive lineman of the year honors as a senior. In addition to football, he also lettered in basketball, track & field and weightlifting in high school.