Jonathan Jones could be a free agent soon
The New England Patriots passed on the opportunity to keep cornerback Jonathan Jones via the franchise tag before Tuesday’s deadline. The Patriots are still trying to work out a deal to keep Jones in New England for the long term. But the clock is ticking.
Jones recently spoke out about his control predicament with the Patriots. According to Karen Guregian with the Boston Herald, Jones indicated he wanted to stay with the Patriots but was open to the possibility of leaving.
“It’s what I know. It’s what I love. It’s New England. It’s hard to say no to New England,” Jones said. “There’s not much anxiety. You just take it in stride,” Jones said. “It’s something new for me. I’ve never been through free agency. But I just have faith it’ll all work out in the end.”
Jonathan Jones will be considered a top cornerback free agent if the Patriots cannot work out a deal with the 27-year-old. The Patriots would be better served by keeping him on their defense, but they must worry about their cap situation. Signing Jones would likely cost the Patriots nearly $8 million per season. According to Over The Cap, that’s about a quarter of the Patriots’ cap space before the free agency period.
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