Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones will be out for the rest of the season. He was placed on injured reserve last week and opted to have surgery on his injured shoulder. The shoulder surgery will now preclude him from playing in the rest of the 2021 season.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Monday morning.
#Patriots CB Jonathan Jones, who went on Injured Reserve last week, is set for shoulder surgery today, source said. He’s out for the season, a tough reality for NE’s secondary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2021
Jones played in all six games, starting in one, ahead of his shoulder injury. In those games he had 20 total tackles, three passes defended and one interception. Of his 20 combined tackles on the season, 15 were solo efforts.
The two-time Super Bowl Champion has been a Patriot since being drafted by New Enlgand in the 2016 NFL Draft. As the team had to let Stephon Gilmore walk (via release), Jones was likely slated to play a much bigger role in 2021. He will have to wait until next season, as his shoulder surgery heals.
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