The Patriots can be shorthanded at cornerback once they tackle the Colts in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday.
Cornerback J.C. Jackson won’t travel with the crew to Germany, NFL Media reported first Wednesday morning.
“With questions about his reliability, the decision was made to have him stay home, get through the bye and return in a better place,” NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning.
Jackson didn’t play the Patriots’ first two defensive collection in Sunday’s loss to the Commanders. He was late to the crew resort on Saturday earlier than the sport, sources instructed the Herald.
Shaun Wade began in Jackson’s place. Cornerback Jack Jones additionally didn’t play for all the first quarter.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stated after Sunday’s sport that Jackson and Jones weren’t benched. Patriots cornerbacks coach Mike Pellegrino stated Tuesday whereas chatting with the media that he needed to alter the “narrative” across the state of affairs that Jackson and Jones’ lowered taking part in time was extra about what Wade had finished to earn a beginning spot.
Wade barely performed after the Patriots’ first two defensive collection.
“I can’t get into that, but if you want to know what that is, you’re going to have to talk to them,” security Adrian Phillips stated of Jackson and Jones not beginning after Sunday’s sport. “But they ended up playing, so it is what it is.”