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Jonathan Jones of the New England Patriots hits Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills in the helmet forcing Josh Allen from the game with an injury during the fourth quarter at New Era Field on September 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. New England defeats Buffalo 16-10. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Jonathan Jones of the New England Patriots hits Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills in the helmet forcing Josh Allen from the game with an injury during the fourth quarter at New Era Field on September 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones was not suspended for his hit on Bills quarterback Josh Allen, and it turns out that he wasn’t even fined for the collision, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed on Saturday.

Rapoport detailed the explanation from the league source in his tweet.

The 23-year-old Allen, who left the game (a 16-10 loss to the Patriots) after the hit, remained in the league’s concussion protocol, but was cleared on Saturday and is expected to play in Buffalo’s Week 5 contest. Jones reportedly reached out to Allen earlier this week to let him know that it was just a football play and that he did not mean to injure him.

The Patriots and Bills will renew their rivalry at Gillette Stadium in Week 16.