Jones has $14,687 in per-game roster bonuses for the duration of the contract.
The Patriots have kicked the tires on free agent right tackle Eric Winston, the former Texans and Chiefs standout, according to a league source. It’s due diligence that could be affected by whether free agent Sebastian Vollmer returns . . . The Patriots reinstated fullback Tony Fiammetta from the reserve/left squad list. Fiammetta left the squad early in training camp to deal with a personal issue, and has been welcomed back with open arms . . . The Patriots did not receive any compensatory draft picks for losing free agents last year. The Falcons and Ravens led the league with four each for losing more free agents than they signed . . . Goodell said the NFL has made another proposal about changing the offseason calendar to spread out events such as the combine, free agency, the draft, and the start of training camps. It’s not known what the calendar looks like. “We think that it makes a lot of sense,” Goodell said. “I think the players saw the benefits of doing that and they wanted to talk to their membership, which they were doing last week at their meeting.” . . . Goodell said expanding the playoff field from six teams in each conference “clearly won’t be happening for this year,” but the idea is still being looked at . . . Goodell was pleased with how the Pro Bowl went in January. “Clearly there was an improved effort,” he said. “I have spoken to several of the players and I appreciate that. I have also had conversations with the players and so have our staff. They have also met with the competition committee last month to talk about what we can do to make the game more attractive, more exciting, and more competitive.”