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Cyrus Jones not worried as 53-man roster deadline approaches

Ryan Hannable
August 31, 2018 - 10:37 am

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Patriots will have a number of roster decisions to make over the next 24 or so hours as they cut their roster down to 53 players.

One player on the bubble is cornerback Cyrus Jones.

The third-year cornerback played the majority of the preseason finale Thursday night, as he returned all kicks and punts, while also seeing time at corner. Speaking afterwards, Jones said he isn't worried about making the team.

“I feel good about it,” he said.. “… I know how it works and I know what this time is. I’m not worried about it. It’s in God’s hands. That’s my faith. All I can do is control what I can control, being positive. Coming out to practice every day and being positive, working hard, making my teammates better as well as myself.”

It was Jones' second game back after tearing his ACL last preseason. While he played last week in Carolina, this was his first true test since he didn't do much besides return kicks and punts last week, so he was pleased to finish the game with no issues.

“[Friday] will mark a year since my injury,” Jones said. “It’s been a long process. I’ve put in a lot of work. A lot of people have helped me out along the way, and it felt really good to get back out there through a whole game and see how my knee held up for a whole game. I thought it was a solid performance.” 

The Alabama product is in one of the most competitive battles on the team, as he is in the mix with a number of players for the final couple spots at cornerback.

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