Mac Jones limited in Wednesday’s practice

Baltimore Ravens (37) Vs. New England Patriots  (26) At Gillette Stadium
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Mac Jones has “definitely made progress” in his rehab from a high-ankle sprain. The team’s practice report later in the day confirmed Jones took a step in his recovery.

The Patriots list the quarterback as a limited participant.

It marks his first practice since his injury on the final play of the Patriots’ Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

Zack Cox of NESN reports Jones has a noticeable limp, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Jones “believes he can play” and will “push” to do so.

Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer remains in concussion protocol and didn’t practice, which likely leaves rookie Bailey Zappe to make his first career start if Jones can’t play.

Defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (shoulder), defensive lineman DaMarcus Mitchell (concussion) and tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) also sat out.

Safety Kyle Dugger (knee), linebacker Raekwon McMillan (thumb), receiver Jakobi Meyers (knee), cornerback Jalen Mills (hamstring), safety Adrian Phillips (ribs) and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (hip) were limited.

23 responses to “Mac Jones limited in Wednesday’s practice

  1. He aint playing. The ambiguity is more from outside speculation and Belichick is fine with there being ambiguity outside the team so dont expect him to help clearing anything up.

  2. It’s pretty amazing if he can recover from high ankle sprain in two weeks. Pats will stay 3rd or 4th in afc east

  3. donbat67 says:
    October 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm
    He’s limited in everything he does .

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    Umm, they win the game on Sunday if he played.

  4. Sure someone may be a threat to Mac Jones job sometime.

    I know for sure it won’t be Zappe.

    Ever.

  5. Mac Jones has been turning the ball over too many times this season. If Bailey Zappe doesn’t turn the ball over, he should keep the starting job. They were competitive against the Packers when Zappe didn’t turn the ball over.

  6. I like Mac but it’s the Zappe era now! The marketing potential alone with his unique name is going to keep this kid on the field!

  7. He’s like every other NFL player. He’s afraid to lose his job. If Zappe wins Sunday, the controversy begins.

  8. Mac is a leader he wants to be out there you have to respect that,now he just needs to play better when hes out there.

  9. Brady “developed” belichick, and all that development and winning left town forever the second Brady did.

    I’m loving touchback’s season long meltdown. According to him the patriots deserve to be 4-0 and are great, instead of the reality that they are a terrible. irrelevant, last place team with no QB, no talent and no chance, exactly like I said before the season.

  10. mongonation says:
    October 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm
    Should’ve taken Jalen Hurts
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    Hurts was drafted in 2020.
    Mac in 2022
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  11. All kinds of internet analysts with angles and scenarios here. But I really think its as simple as one guy is hurt and the next man is up. Noting deeper than that.

  12. Umm, they win the game on Sunday if he played……get a clue dude, just as likely that green bay pulls away and beats them by 20 off macs 3 interceptions. smh

  13. Zappe kept composure in a tough spot, but I have no idea how people think he is actually pushing Mac Jones for the starting job. He’s not. And if Hoyer is back this week, Hoyer will start.

  14. mongonation says:
    October 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm
    Should’ve taken Jalen Hurts
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    Drafted the year before Mac and was gone anyway when the Patriots made their pick.

  15. 1dayatatime says:
    October 6, 2022 at 2:56 am
    mongonation says:
    October 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm
    Should’ve taken Jalen Hurts
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    Hurts was drafted in 2020.
    Mac in 2022
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    I made a typing error. Mac was drafted in 2021. A year after Hurts.
    GMG, got it right.

  16. touchback6 says:
    October 5, 2022 at 6:54 pm
    donbat67 says:
    October 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm
    He’s limited in everything he does .
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    Umm, they win the game on Sunday if he played.
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    Very simplistic, linear thinking. You have no idea of how Jones comes out and plays lights out- or if he turns the ball over 3 times. It could be that he throws a pick 6 on the first series and the Packers go onto win in a blowout, or the opposite happens. It could be that the Packers relaxed a bit knowing the starting QB was out. The only thing that you can reasonably say going into the game was that the Patriots had a better chance with Mac Jones than with back-ups. That’s it.

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