PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog

With Patriots Fearing Torn ACL, It’s a Tough End For Cyrus Jones

Ian Logue
Ian Logue on Twitter
5 years ago at 9:03 am ET
Posted Under: Patriots News

With Patriots Fearing Torn ACL, It’s a Tough End For Cyrus JonesKevin Jairaj - USA TODAY Sports

Patriots fans can say what they want about Cyrus Jones, but it’s safe to say that the second-year defensive back is certainly a fighter.

After a difficult first season in the return game, Jones had shown steady improvement returning the football and seemed poised to potentially take over those duties again in 2017. But he endured some struggles on the defensive side of the football that put him back in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, which for a lesser player could have set him back.

Instead, it ended up being his knee that gave out on him, with Jones collapsing in coverage Friday night on a deep sideline route, with his knee buckling after he had actually shown terrific technique and he fell to the turf in serious agony.

Jones would later head back to the locker room and reports indicate that he may be the second player in less than a week to suffer a torn ACL, which will likely end his second season before it really ever got started.

That leaves the Patriots in a tough spot as they look to find someone else in the return game to replace him. D.J. Foster handled some of those duties last night, and the team will obviously continue exploring their options as they head into the season.

It’s a tough blow for Jones, who seemed like he was finally gaining confidence. The play he went down on saw him perform well in coverage, with Jones not biting on the double move and staying step-for-step with the receiver before the injury.

Now he’ll spend the next 6-9 months rehabbing before he’ll get another opportunity for redemption. But given what perseverance we’ve already seen from him, he’ll likely be up for the task.


How Was This Article?
Excellent
Excellent
Interesting
Interesting
Meh
Meh
Try Again
Try Again


Posted Under: Patriots News


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots Restructured David Andrews’ Deal to Get Draft Picks Signed

    Patriots Restructured David Andrews’ Deal to Get Draft Picks Signed

    By: Ian Logue
    With New England sitting with little cap room, something had to give in order for them to get their final three draft picks signed.
    5 hours ago
    Patriots News 6/24: Daily Team Notebook and NFL Notes

    Patriots News 6/24: Daily Team Notebook and NFL Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    New England Patriots news for 6/24 along with NFL notes.
    9 hours ago
    Patriots Get Draft Picks Strange, Thornton, and Zappe All Under Contract

    Patriots Get Draft Picks Strange, Thornton, and Zappe All Under Contract

    By: Ian Logue
    The Patriots tied up some loose ends after getting Cole Strange, Tyquan Thornton, and Bailey Zappe each under contract on Thursday.
    24 hours ago
    Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Reveal Throwback Uniforms For 2022

    Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Reveal Throwback Uniforms For 2022

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The New England Patriots reveal their "Pat Patriot" classic red throwback uniforms for 2022 and social media reacts.
    1 day ago
    PHOTO: Tyquan Thorton Signs Rookie Contract With Patriots

    PHOTO: Tyquan Thorton Signs Rookie Contract With Patriots

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Rookie receiver Tyquan Thornton shares a photo over Instagram confirming he has signed a contract with the Patriots
    1 day ago

  • Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")