Patriots release Jack Jones after rocky two-year stint

Well, that was awkward.

After the incident this spring with Jack Jones at Logan Airport and then the past few weeks where he seemed to check out mentally, the troubled corner back is no longer a member of the Patriots.

New England released Jones on Monday after he made the trip to Germany, but barely played in what seemed to be more punishment for he and JC Jackson taking the unprofessional route over the last couple weeks.

Jones was also a disciplinary issue last season as things started to unravel late in the year, but New England has been desperate for bodies at the position, especially after Christian Gonzalez and Marcus Jones went down. It’s a disappointing end to his Patriots career considering how good this unit appeared to be with the three Jones’ and Gonzalez. Jones was drafted in 2022 and made an immediate impact, most memorably picking off Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and returning it for a touchdown last year.

Jones played 17 games last season and had two picks, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go along with 42 tackles. In this awkward year. Jones played in four games and had 12 tackles.

Now at 2-8 and no longer in any kind of hunt, finally letting go of Jones made sense if you’re going to try and keep the locker room together. Commitment level when things aren’t going well is everything and both he and Jackson clearly don’t have it. It’ll be interesting to see if Jackson is soon on his way out the door again as well.