As soon as considered as a possible ball-hawk cornerback able to anchoring the Patriots’ secondary for years to come back, Jack Jones’ tenure in Foxborough solely lasted 18 video games.
The promise he showcased as a rookie in 2022 waned over the previous few months — with authorized woes, reported group violations, and a noticeable dip in play all taking part in into New England’s shock resolution to waive the 25-year-old defensive again on Monday.
Jones, who was claimed by the Raiders on Tuesday, spoke to the Las Vegas media for the primary time on Wednesday about his abrupt break up from New England.
“I’d say it wasn’t one of the best match. I can’t actually converse an excessive amount of about it, simply because I’m not on the teaching employees. I can’t name it,” Jones mentioned. “Simply wasn’t one of the best match, however I’m glad to be right here.”
In his closing sport as a Patriot, Jones performed simply 10 whole snaps in New England’s 10-6 loss to the Colts on Sunday. He was additionally benched for the Patriots’ first two defensive sequence in opposition to the Washington Commanders on Nov. 5.
Jones reportedly missed curfew forward of the Patriots’ sport in opposition to Washington, together with then-teammate J.C. Jackson.
In June, Jones was arrested at Logan Airport when a pair of loaded weapons had been found in his carry-on bag. The costs in opposition to him had been later dropped in alternate for accepting one 12 months of probation and 48 hours of group service.
Jones already has loads of ties to the Raiders because of the group’s interim head coach, Antonio Pierce. Pierce was Jones’ high-school coach at Lengthy Seashore Poly and faculty defensive coordinator at Arizona State.
Nonetheless, Jones famous that he was shocked to see his time in Foxborough come to such a sudden finish.
“I imply, that was the group that drafted me, that gave me a chance,” Jones mentioned. “Once you get drafted, it’s your mindset you’re gonna spend the subsequent 4 years there. However sadly, that didn’t occur. I’m blessed to be right here now.”
Jones may make his debut as quickly as Sunday when the Raiders tackle the Dolphins down in Miami.
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