FOXBORO — Mac Jones was again on the observe area for the third straight day on Friday. That does not imply he’ll begin when the Patriots host the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon, but it surely’s a superb signal that the injured quarterback is making progress.
Jones made some throws in the course of the media portion of Friday’s observe as he works his method again from what has been reported as a excessive ankle sprain that he suffered in New England’s Week 3 loss to the Ravens. He even did a bit dancing, in response to Mark Daniels of the Windfall Journal.
Likelihood is Mac will not be doing something on the sphere come Sunday, however we’ll see what his sport standing is in opposition to the Lions when the Patriots launch their Week 5 harm report Friday afternoon. Jones has been a restricted participant at observe all week.
Previous to observe, head coach Invoice Belichick mentioned that Jones was “lots nearer than he was final Friday.” That in all probability will not be sufficient for him to swimsuit up in opposition to Detroit, paving method for rookie Bailey Zappe to make his first profession begin for the Patriots.
Whereas Jones was on the market, cornerback Jalen Mills was not. Mills, who miss final week’s loss in Inexperienced Bay with a hamstring harm, was restricted at observe on each Wednesday and Thursday. Defensive linemen DaMarcus Mitchell (concussion) was not noticed for the third straight day on Friday.
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