The depths of the Patriots’ cornerback group was examined in Sunday evening’s 24-17 loss to the Dolphins when Marcus Jones left the sport and didn’t return after struggling a shoulder damage.
Head coach Bill Belichick didn’t have an replace on the second-year professional’s standing as of his Monday morning appearanc on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.”
“No, not yet,” Belichick mentioned. “We’ll see how these guys are when they come in today.”
The Patriots had been additionally with out Jonathan Jones, who suffered an ankle damage in observe final week, and Jack Jones, who’s on injured reserve with a hamstring damage. Myles Bryant and Shaun Wade stuffed in alongside rookie Christian Gonzalez, who has but to overlook a defensive snap in his first two NFL video games.
Right guard Mike Onwenu returned from an ankle damage Sunday evening that stored him out for Week 1 and many of the summer season. He was changed by rookie Atonio Mafi late within the recreation, and Belichick is awaiting phrase on how Onwenu got here away from the sport. The Patriots additionally noticed left guard Cole Strange return after lacking Week 1 and the entire preseason with a knee damage.
“We’ll see how everybody is today,” Belichick mentioned in Monday morning’s video convention name with reporters. “This is a late game. We’ll see how everybody is this morning here. We anticipated playing all three players, Atonio and Cole and Mike. We’ll see how that goes. Obviously, Cole and Mike, it’s good to have them back. They’re working back into the rotation. Then Atonio’s played a lot in their absence. It’s good to get all three of them in the game.”