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Chandler Jones out for a month

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Patriots pass rusher Chandler Jones will miss a month due to a hip injury, according to the Boston Globe.

Jones did not practice today.

Jones has 21 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR, and 1 kick block which he returned for a touchdown.

Jones has been the main defensive end opposite Rob Ninkovich, who has 30 tackles and 4 sacks.

Rookie DL Dominique Easley, whose been battling a shoulder injury all season projects as the guy to fill in for Jones. Also DE Zach Moore will probably get more action.

Also, linebacker Dont’a Hightower will probably see more action pass rushing. Hightower is an excellent pass rusher and I believe we will see him rush the QB even more without Jones and maybe even line up at DE from time to time. Hightower has 3 sacks on the season. Hightower is the guy I’ve wanted to see rush the QB more than the Pats have allowed and if they know what’s good for the defense they will do that now.

 

 


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