Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones has been ruled out for New Engand’s game against the Jets on Sunday because of an ankle injury. Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

The New England Patriots are going to be without their most experienced cornerback against the Jets on Sunday.

Jonathan Jones didn’t make the trip to New Jersey and has already been ruled out. The 30-year-old corner injured his ankle in practice and has now missed two straight games. New England also ruled out rookie offensive lineman Sidy Sow, who has been dealing with a concussion.

With Jones sidelined, New England’s cornerback depth gets even thinner, as Marcus Jones (shoulder) joined Jack Jones (hamstring) on injured reserve this week.

“It’s unfortunate,” Coach Bill Belichick said of Marcus Jones’ injury. “He obviously had a good rookie year, explosive player.”

It’ll be fascinating to see who mans the boundary spot opposite Christian Gonzalez, as there isn’t an obvious replacement and Jalen Mills sounds like he’s staying at safety. The Patriots could opt for Shaun Wade, Myles Bryant or practice squad members Breon Borders, Azizi Hearn or William Hooper.

“My focus this offseason, and this season, has been in the safety room,” Mills said Friday.


In positive injury news for the Patriots, questionable players Christian Barmore (knee), Cole Strange (knee) and Mike Onwenu (ankle) all made the trip to New Jersey.

JETS: Coach Robert Saleh said he felt good Friday about left tackle Duane Brown’s chances of playing against the Patriots on Sunday. But less than 24 hours before the AFC East showdown, Brown was ruled out, creating yet another challenge for an offensive line that is trying to find consistency after a rough start to the season.

Brown started at left tackle in each of the Jets’ first two games, but apparently suffered a hip injury during last weekend’s loss to the Cowboys.

BENGALS: Joe Burrow was listed as questionable by Cincinnati for its Monday night game against the Rams.

The quarterback suffered a calf injury early in training camp that he aggravated late in last week’s loss to Baltimore. He returned to practice on Thursday on a limited basis.

If Burrow can’t play, backup Jake Browning, who was on the practice squad last season and threw his first and only NFL regular-season pass in the opening week loss to the Browns, will get the start.

TEXANS: Houston placed cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. on the injured reserve with a hamstring injury and said that left tackle Laremy Tunsil won’t travel to Jacksonville because of a knee injury.

BEARS: Chicago ruled out safety Eddie Jackson for Sunday’s game at Kansas City because of a foot injury, leaving it without one of its top players as it try to contain Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

DOLPHINS: Miami ruled out wide receiver Jaylen Waddle for Sunday’s home opener against the Denver Broncos. Miami also elevated wide receiver Robbie Chosen and linebacker Cameron Goode from the practice squad for the Week 3 matchup.

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