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Cyrus Jones discusses returning to Patriots

Ryan Hannable
September 20, 2018 - 6:46 pm

FOXBORO -- Cyrus Jones was released by the Patriots on cut-down weekend, but less than a month later he's back.

On Wednesday, the Patriots signed Jones off the Ravens' practice squad, which means he has to be on the Patriots' active roster for at least three weeks. The Patriots' 2016 second-round pick was caught by surprise.

“To be back here this quick is mind-blowing,” Jones said. “When it happened, it was mind-blowing. But I’ve adjusted back just fine just like I never left. So, it’s been good.” 

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Jones will likely be the Patriots' main punt returner following Patrick Chung suffering a concussion last week against the Jaguars. He will also likely factor into the mix at cornerback, but he's primarily a slot corner and Jonathan Jones has played pretty well so far this season.

The third-year player said he feels good about returning punts if needed.

“I was comfortable when I left, so I’m comfortable now,” Jones said.

Jones was brought back on a two-year deal, so it seems the team also has some long-term plans for him as well.

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