Jones finished the 2020 season with a career-high 74 tackles and two interceptions in 16 games.
With Jones under contract with New England through the 2022 campaign, the 27-year old will continue to be a key cog in the team's secondary next season. In that capacity, the Auburn product will merit attention in deeper IDP formats.
Jones (neck) is officially active for Thursday's game versus the Rams.
Jones came into the game as a game-time call after missing last week's game against the Chargers with the neck issue, but his addition will be a boost to the secondary. Jones will likely handle his usual depth role in the secondary, as he's spent time on defense and on special teams this season.
Jones (neck) was listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Rams, Andrew Callahan of Boston Herald reports.
Jones was forced out of last week's win over the Chargers with the neck issue, and he logged limited practice time throughout the week. It appears Jones is trending as a true game-time decision for the game, so his status might not be known until an hour and a half prior to kickoff. If he's forced to sit, Jason McCourty and Myles Bryant would be in line for more snaps at cornerback for the contest.
Jones (neck) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate.
Jones suffered this injury during this past Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers. He was one of 14 players to be listed as LP on the practice estimate. His status should become more clear as the week progresses, and he'll aim to recover quickly with a Thursday night game against the Rams on the horizon.
Jones was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with a neck injury.
Jones made one tackle before leaving the game. Jason McCourty likely will absorb the reps left behind by Jones, but Myles Bryant could handle increased duties as well.
Jones (groin) is officially active for Saturday's game against the Titans
The 26-year-old was considered questionable after working as a limited practice participant this week, but he's good to play in Saturday's playoff matchup. Jones could see increased snaps with Jason McCourty (groin) sidelined versus Tennessee.
Jones (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff tilt against the Titans.
Jones logged a trio of limited practices this week, a good sign for his chances of suiting up against the Titans on Saturday. With Jason McCourty (groin) also listed as questionable, Jones could tentatively have the opportunity for increased snaps come game time.
Jones (groin) is officially active for Sunday's divisional matchup versus Miami.
Jones missed last week's game while tending to the groin issue, and after suiting up in a limited fashion for practice this week, has shaken off the injury. The Auburn product could see a slight uptick in snaps with fellow cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) deemed inactive for the contest.
Jones (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Jones missed last Saturday's win over the Bills due to the groin injury, but he was able to return to practice as a limited participant this week. J.C. Jackson would likely play an expanded role should Jones again be sidelined.
Jones (groin) is ruled out for Saturday's divisional contest against the Bills.
Jones didn't practice in any capacity this week, and he'll now miss his first game of the season. J.C. Jackson will likely play a starting role in the Patriots' secondary as long as Jones remains sidelined.
Jones (groin) was not spotted at the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media and is not expected to be available for Saturday's tilt against the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Jones appears set to be listed as a non-participant on Thursday's injury report, which would mark his third straight missed practice of the week. If the four-year pro is indeed forced to miss the first game of his career, expect J.C. Jackson to play a starting role in New England's secondary Week 16.
Jones (groin) missed a second straight practice Wednesday, Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican reports.
Jones will need to practice in some capacity to have a shot at playing Saturday versus the Bills, but at this point, he's certainly trending in the wrong direction. Should Jones miss the first game of his four-year career, J.C. Jackson would likely bump into a starting role.
Jones exited Sunday's game against the Bengals with a groin injury, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Jones started this contest since Jason McCourty (groin) was inactive. The Patriots will have a shortened week, playing Saturday against the Bills, so it's worth keeping an eye on Jones and McCourty throughout the practice week ahead of a crucial divisional showdown.
The Patriots signed Jones to a three-year, $21 million extension with $13 million guaranteed Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jones is a strong cornerback, and this contract signals the Patriots likely intend to use him in an increased role in 2019. Last year, the Auburn product averaged 32.1 defensive snaps per game, making 56 tackles, seven pass breakups and three interceptions. Jones is a superb athlete as well with a 4.33-second 40-yard dash and a 36-inch vertical, and he'll bolster the Patriots' secondary behind Stephon Gilmore and Jason McCourty.
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 recorded eight tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over Miami.
Jones drew his first start of the season while Eric Rowe (groin) was inactive. Jones saw 42 defensive snaps -- slightly less than he played the past couple weeks -- but the defense was only on the field for 49 plays total. He'll figure to continue seeing significant playing time as long as Rowe remains sidelined or limited.
Jones has impressed those close to the team since his rehab stint and could have the "inside track" at the slot corner position, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports.
Jones is only one week removed from the PUP list, so there's still plenty of room for evaluation. Still, it's encouraging to hear the positive praise directed at him. At the very least, Jones seems to be in comfortable position to make the team heading into the regular season.
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.
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