Bill Belichick gave an honest explanation as to why the New England Patriots chose to cut a second-year player with a lot of upside this week. The Patriots cut cornerback Jack Jones this week following the team’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
As expected, Jones was signed by waivers almost immediately–by the Las Vegas Raiders. Jones was considered one of the better rookie cornerbacks last season.
Bill Belichick explains why the Patriots cut Jones
Belichick was asked about the cut on Tuesday. According to Mike Reiss with ESPN, Belichick said he “felt like it was time to move on” from Jones. Belichick added Jones is a talented player, but the Patriots would not add him to the practice squad if he were to clear waivers.
“Felt like it was time to move on.” — Bill Belichick, on the decision to release Jack Jones pic.twitter.com/RQtKB7nv7s
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 14, 2023
Bill Belichick on Jack Jones:
“Jack’s a talented player. He showed that when he played for us at time. In the end, I felt like we just needed to move on.”
When asked if Jack could return to the practice squad, Bill said “No”
— Savage (@SavageSports_) November 14, 2023
It appears Jones ‘release has nothing to do with his abilities to play on the field. It’ll be interesting to see how Jones can handle things in Las Vegas.
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