After a concerning injury report for Wednesday’s New England Patriots practice, things trended in the wrong direction on Thursday. The seven players previously listed remained, now joined by starting cornerback Jonathan Jones. Jones was listed as a member of the “Limited Practice” group with an ankle injury.
This complete Patriots injury report for Wednesday’s practice:
OT Trent Brown (concussion)
OL Sidy Sow (concussion)
C David Andrews (hamstring)
WR Kayshon Boutte (hamstring)
CB Jonathan Jones (ankle)
OL Mike Onwenu (ankle)
WR DeVante Parker (knee)
OG Cole Strange (knee)
If Jonathan Jones is unable to go Sunday, it would be a big blow to the New England defense. Jones is expected to be a primary defender on Miami’s All Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill. In the Dolphins Week 1 win over the Chargers, Hill was dominant. He finished the game with 11 receptions, 215 yards and two touchdowns. A healthy Patriots secondary would have their hands full with Hill and Jaylen Waddle, so Jones’ health and availability will be imperative.
On a positive note for the injured Patriots, there was a promising sign for the injured offensive linemen. WBZ’s Joe Giza posted a clip of David Andrews and Cole Strange “locking horns” in practice. This seems to indicate both are in good spirits at the very least.
The New England Patriots (0-1) face a tough rival when they host the Miami Dolphins (0-1) on Sunday. This is true even with a healthy lineup, which New England currently does not enjoy. The health of Jonathan Jones, and the rest of the Patriots players, is worth continuing to monitor as kickoff approaches.