Jones officially signed his one-year tender offer with the Patriots on Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Jones signed under the second-round tender designation, which values his contract at $3.095 million for next season. He was productive last season for the Patriots, collecting 56 tackles (44 solo), one sack and three interceptions in 16 games. Jones has proven to be durable, as he has never missed a game in his three-year career.
Jones received a second-round tender from the Patriots on Tuesday, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. The $3.095 million tender essentially ensures Jones will remain in New England, as any team would need to give the Patriots its second-round pick in order to court the 25-year-old cornerback. Jones, who went undrafted out of Auburn in 2016, posted 56 tackles, 1.5 sacks, seven passes defended, three interceptions and one forced fumble last season. In three years with the Patriots, Jones has never missed a regular-season game.
Jones (ankle) came off the PUP list Tuesday and participated in practice, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. Jones suffered the ankle injury back in January in the Patriots' playoff win over the Titans, and it looks like he is now close to making a full return. The Patriots will likely ease Jones back into the swing of things, and chances are he is limited to start training camp given his lengthy absence.
Jones (ankle) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Jones suffered an ankle injury in the Patriots' divisional victory over the Titans back in January and does not appear to be fully healed. The third-year pro could have an opportunity to see extra time on the field this season as long as he returns to full strength in the near future.
Jones (ankle) is expected to participate in the Patriots' offseason workout program, which begins April 16, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. Jones' second professional season came to a close when the Auburn product injured his ankle during New England's divisional-round victory over the Titans in January. While the nature of his injury remains unannounced, Jones' relatively quick return to full activity suggests he didn't suffer any fractures or ligament damage. With one of the team's incumbent starting cornerbacks, Malcolm Butler, expected to become a free agent this offseason, Jones could be in store for a heightened workload on defense in 2018, though his main contributions will more than likely still come on special teams.