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Pats CB Jack Jones (hamstring) anticipated to overlook time

A young fan watches New England Patriots defensive back Jack Jones (13) from behind a fence at Clarke Hinkle Field during a joint practice with the Green Bay Packers in Ashwaubenon, Wis. on Thursday, August 17, 2023. Seeger Gray/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

A younger fan watches New England Patriots defensive again Jack Jones (13) from behind a fence at Clarke Hinkle Discipline throughout a joint follow with the Inexperienced Bay Packers in Ashwaubenon, Wis. on Thursday, August 17, 2023. Seeger Grey/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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The New England Patriots could possibly be with out cornerback Jack Jones for the season opener on Sunday in opposition to the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

In line with a Thursday report by The Athletic, the second-year defensive again will miss “a while” due to a hamstring harm he sustained at follow someday earlier.

Jones was the one New England participant who missed follow on Thursday.

Patriots coach Invoice Belichick had downplayed the severity of the harm after follow Wednesday, telling reporters that Jones “needs to be out there” in opposition to the Eagles.

Jones, 25, was the Patriots‘ anticipated beginning nook reverse the staff’s first-round rookie Christian Gonzalez, whom the staff took with the seventeenth total choose on this 12 months’s draft — New England’s highest-drafted cornerback of the Belichick period. Jones’ absence would put extra stress on the secondary in Week 1 with the Patriots going through 1,000-yard receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

It has been an eventful week for Jones, who Tuesday agreed to at least one 12 months of pre-trial probation and 48 hours of neighborhood service in alternate for prosecutors dropping weapons prices levied in opposition to him in June. He was arrested at Boston’s Logan Worldwide Airport after two firearms have been present in his carry-on baggage.

A fourth-round choose within the 2022 NFL Draft, Jones appeared in 13 video games (two begins) final season and had 30 tackles, two interceptions, six passes defensed and one fumble restoration.

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