The Patriots will reportedly be without Jonathan Jones for the rest of the season.
Jones, New England’s top slot cornerback, will have season-ending shoulder surgery after suffering the injury in Week 6 vs. the Cowboys, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. The 28-year-old, who ranked fifth among all cornerbacks in PFF grades last season, will be a huge loss for the Pats — who have already lost All-Pro corner Stephon Gilmore.
As noted by Masslive.com, Myles Bryant — who has spent the majority of his season on the practice squad — will likely have a major role now. He saw 86% of snaps on the field in Sunday’s win over the Jets.
“I mean any opportunity for me I’m grateful for it and the capacity of what it was and being able to step up means a lot,” Bryant said after the win over New York, according to MassLive. “It wasn’t the best game but there are some plays that I did make that helped the team, and some plays I have to clean up so this week. I am going to go out there and practice harder than I did last week, and hopefully keep this thing going.”
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