Cyrus Jones may be out for season with knee injury
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It's deja vu for the Patriots. One week after Julian Edelman was lost for the year with a torn ACL, second-year corner Cyrus Jones might be done as well. Jones collapsed while running down the field to cover a pass, and was ruled out of the game almost immediately after coming off.
Just looking at the video of the injury, it's pretty apparent Jones won't be back anytime soon. The team has scheduled an MRI for the corner tomorrow, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is already reporting the expectation is that Jones' season is over.
#Patriots DB/returner Cyrus Jones has an MRI in AM, but the fear is he suffered a serious, potentially season-ending knee injury, per source
While the former second-round pick struggled during his rookie year and at times during this preseason, he also showed significant improvement on special teams and projected as one of the Patriots' punt returners. Though he wasn't in line to start, losing him thins out the competition for the slot corner job behind starters Stephon Gilmore and Malcolm Butler and pushes Danny Amendola up the returner depth chart. And while nothing's for sure yet, the injury doesn't look good at all. It might be time to start thinking about the next men up.