FOXBORO — With firearms prices dropped towards Jack Jones, head coach Bill Belichick expects the Patriots cornerback to be accessible in Week 1 towards the Philadelphia Eagles.
Belichick stated he was “not going to get into that” when requested if the NFL has advised him whether or not or not there will probably be upcoming punishment for Jones.
“Talk to the league,” Belichick stated. “See what they have to say. Anything from them would come from them, not from me.”
Jones was arrested in June when Massachusetts State Police officers stated they discovered two pistols in his carry-on bag as he was going via safety. Jones agreed to 1 yr of probation and 48 hours of group service to youth and group organizations, presenting the hazards of firearms, firearm security and the correct dealing with of firearms, in response to the Suffolk County DA’s workplace.
Even although chargers have been dropped, Jones may nonetheless obtain punishment from the NFL.
Jones completed fifth amongst Patriots defenders in preseason snaps this summer season. He performed almost 40 extra snaps than another participant who is anticipated to be a daily defender within the common season.
“He’s done a good job,” Belichick stated. “He’s been on the field. Played in all of the games, practiced, so, yeah, he’s been out there.”
Jones completed final season, his rookie yr, on injured reserve and with a team-issued suspension. The 25-year-old defensive again performed 13 video games with two begins, two interceptions, a pick-six, fumble restoration, compelled fumble, six cross breakups and 30 tackles.
He’s within the combine to begin alongside veteran Jonathan Jones and rookie Christian Gonzalez within the Patriots’ defensive backfield. He’ll compete with fellow second-year professional Marcus Jones and Myles Bryant, Shaun Wade and rookie Ameer Speed for defensive snaps.