New England Patriots

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

  • On Friday, it was revealed via the NFL transaction wire that the Patriots had suspended rookie cornerback Jack Jones while he was on IR (as well as punter Jake Bailey). The news initially came as a surprise, but we are now learning more about what led to the suspension.

    According to Albert Breer or SI, Jones “was suspended in part for being late to rehab sessions.” Jones, 25, suffered a knee injury in the Patriots’ Week 14 Monday Night game against the Cardinals, although that injury was initially reported to be minor. Jones was placed on IR two weeks later.

  • Breer added that “Patriots coach Bill Belichick used it as a teaching moment, and addressed Jones’ conduct in a team meeting leading up to the Miami game. More or less, message was ‘this isn’t what we’re looking for’ in a rehabbing player.”

    There have been no indications to this point that the suspension will have long-term implications for Jones in New England. On Friday, Jones’ agent Jamal Tooson said in a statement that he’s “hopeful we’ll reach an amicable resolution for both Jack and the Patriots,” while characterization the situation as being “based on miscommunication regarding Jack’s rehab process.”

    The Patriots drafted Jones in the fourth round of this past NFL Draft. A five-star recruit coming out of high school, Jones draft stock was impacted by off-field and academic issues during his time in college.

    In New England, Jones was one of the Patriots’ most impressive rookies before getting hurt. He allowed 20 catches on 37 targets in 13 games, with six pass breakups and two interceptions including a pick-six.

  • Jack Jones’ 2022 game log

     
    Tkl PD Fum Snaps
    Date Week Opp Result GS Solo Ast Comb TFL Int Yds TD PD FF FR Num Pct
    2022-09-11 1 @ MIA L 7-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 18%
    2022-09-18 2 @ PIT W 17-14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 37%
    2022-09-25 3 BAL L 26-37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 43%
    2022-10-02 4 @ GNB L 24-27 * 3 4 7 0 1 40 1 1 1 1 72 99%
    2022-10-09 5 DET W 29-0 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 40 61%
    2022-10-16 6 @ CLE W 38-15 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 46 66%
    2022-10-24 7 CHI L 14-33 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 54%
    2022-10-30 8 @ NYJ W 22-17 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 83%
    2022-11-06 9 IND W 26-3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 40 65%
    2022-11-20 11 NYJ W 10-3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 34%
    2022-11-24 12 @ MIN L 26-33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 41%
    2022-12-01 13 BUF L 10-24 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 76%
    2022-12-12 14 @ ARI W 27-13 * 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 11%
    2022-12-18 15 @ LVR L 24-30 DNP
    2022-12-24 16 CIN L 18-22 DNP
    2023-01-01 17 MIA W 23-21 IR
    Total 7-6-0 25 5 30 3 2 40 1 6 1 1
    Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 1/6/2023.
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