The New England Patriots are waiving second-year cornerback Jack Jones. The news was confirmed by the player’s agent J. Tooson.
Jones’ release comes after he experienced a dip in performance and a reduced role in recent weeks. The Arizona State product only played 10 snaps in a 6-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and 30 snaps in a Week 9 clash against the Washington Commanders.
“Certainly we want to thank the Patriot Organization for drafting Jack,” Tooson said in a statement shared with the media. “Jack is an immense talent and looks forward to making an immediate contribution on his next team as soon as Sunday.”
Another contributing factor to Jones’ release might be his somewhat problematic behavior. Reportedly, he missed curfew ahead of the Commanders game while previously dealing with off-the-field issues in the offseason.
The Patriots drafted Jack Jones in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Jones ended up playing in 13 games and recorded two interceptions to go with 30 tackles and six passes defended. He was expected to make a bigger leap in his second year as a pro, but that didn’t happen.
Jones initially missed the first six weeks with a hamstring injury and struggled upon his return. He recorded one pass defended and 12 tackles in five games.