Well, now we know why the Patriots traded for linebacker Akeem Ayers. The Pats won’t have Chandler Jones for a while.
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, Jones suffered a hip injury against the Jets on Thursday night. He’s expected to miss “about a month.”
A first-round pick in 2012, Jones has 4.5 sacks in his third NFL season. He had 6.0 sacks as a rookie and 11.5 in 2013.
Per multiple reports, the Patriots also are expected to sign defensive lineman Alan Branch. He was cut by the Bills after a DUI arrest in the preseason.