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, which was 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 signifiant playtime 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 on 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 from the ailment. 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' second professional season came to a close when the Auburn product injured his ankle during New England's divisional-round victory over the Texans this past January. While the nature of his injury remains behind closed doors, Jones' relatively quick return to action 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 in 2018.
|2016||New England Patriots||16||14||10.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||44||39.0||5||1||1||6||6.0||6||0||8|
|2018||New England Patriots||16||56||44.0||12||1.5||3||34||11.3||28||0||7|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|