Report: Patriots to position CB Marcus Jones on IR as a consequence of torn labrum


With Marcus Jones sidelined for a minimum of 4 video games, the Patriots’ depth at cornerback is skinny.

New England Patriots cornerback Marcus Jones (25) reacts after a turnover during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass.
Marcus Jones will miss a minimum of the subsequent 4 video games as a consequence of his shoulder damage. Greg M. Cooper / AP Picture

The Patriots cornerback group reportedly took one other hit on Thursday.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Patriots defensive again Marcus Jones suffered a torn labrum throughout Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins and will likely be positioned on injured reserve. 

Due to his IR designation, Jones will miss a minimum of 4 weeks of motion.

Jones, who recorded 5 tackles and a fumble restoration in his two video games thus far this season, left New England’s eventual 24-17 loss to Miami within the second quarter. The 24-year-old nook injured his shoulder whereas making an attempt to sort out Dolphins large receiver Jaylen Waddle, ultimately making his approach off the sector with the coaching employees.

Jones’ major duties on New England’s roster revolve round his play within the secondary, however the former College of Houston product made his mark all around the discipline for the Patriots in 2022.

He earned a first-team All-Professional nod as a punt returner in his rookie marketing campaign, averaging 12.5 yards per runback, whereas additionally scoring the game-winning landing in a 10-3 win over the New York Jets on Nov. 20, 2022. Jones’ straight-line pace was additionally utilized on offense final 12 months, reeling in 4 passes for 78 yards and a landing.

With Marcus Jones now on the mend, the Patriots cornerback room is in tough form getting into Sunday’s highway matchup towards the Jets. Fellow CB Jack Jones was positioned on injured reserve earlier this month as a consequence of a hamstring damage and won’t be eligible to return till a minimum of Week 5 towards the Saints on Oct. 8. 

The veteran of the CB group in Jonathan Jones additionally missed Sunday’s sport towards the Dolphins as a consequence of an ankle damage. He has returned to observe this week, however has been a restricted participant. 

With Jones heading to IR, the Patriots will reportedly fill that roster spot by signing QB Will Grier from the Bengals’ observe squad.