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Chandler Jones questionable, says he’s ready to go vs. Texans

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After missing two games with an ankle injury, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones says he’s ready to go for Monday night’s AFC showdown against the Texans.

Although Jones is listed as questionable on the official injury report, he didn’t sound like he had much question that he can play in a game that will go a long way toward determining home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, after Jones missed the game in which the Patriots clinched the AFC East on Sunday.

Ready to play against the Texans,” Jones said. “We went out there and we won a championship and I wasn’t out there. But I’m still thankful to be a part of this team.”

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the only player the Patriots have ruled out, while 13 players are questionable: Jones, Logan Mankins, Ron Brace, Patrick Chung, Dan Connolly, Aaron Hernandez, Dont’a Hightower, Brandon Lloyd, Kyle Love, Nick McDonald, Brandon Spikes, Sebastian Vollmer and Wes Welker. Jerod Mayo is listed as probable.

The Texans have ruled out tackle Derek Newton and linebacker Brooks Reed and listed cornerback Alan Ball and tight end Garrett Graham as questionable. The Texans have also listed a whopping 18 players — or one-third of their 53-man roster — as probable.

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8 Responses to “Chandler Jones questionable, says he’s ready to go vs. Texans”
  1. h3min1230 says: Dec 8, 2012 6:57 PM

    Won a championship? What?

  2. db105 says: Dec 8, 2012 7:18 PM

    This dude doesn’t sound like a Pats player. What championship and why is telling their opponent he’s playing?

  3. loubaz says: Dec 8, 2012 7:54 PM

    typical Pats haters… they won the division title against Miami last week. hence they’re division champions.. get a clue

  4. keepounding1234 says: Dec 8, 2012 8:56 PM

    Just a poor choice of words. He’s talking about the division title. He wanted to be in the game.

  5. tbd3 says: Dec 8, 2012 10:26 PM

    Winning the division is technically a “championship.” Some teams even put “division champion” banners up in their rafters. Hell, the Miami Heat put one up for every Olympic gold medal one of their players wins.

  6. ramjam28 says: Dec 8, 2012 11:06 PM

    Oh just because your brother Jon is a champion you had to throw that out there.. Patriots being the Champs does sound good though. Go Pats!

  7. lanman11 says: Dec 9, 2012 6:07 AM

    ….half THEIR team……

    Sheesh it’s late….

  8. richwizl says: Dec 9, 2012 10:08 AM

    This game is a really tough call because we don’t really know who can or cannot play or, how effective they can be if they do play. Therefore, I think we all just make predictions based on what’s in our hearts. It looks to be a pretty even match, to me. Go Patriots!

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