Patriots

Patriots

The addition of Cyrus Jones means the Patriots now have a young corner with ball skills to add to their stable of capable corners.

Malcolm Butler, obviously, is their lead corner and – with him being a restricted free agent after this season – will be sticking around.

Logan Ryan was the starter on the other side with rookie Justin Coleman showing some ability late in the season after coming into the league undrafted.

Jones is a shorter corner – 5-10 – so he may have some slot corner relevance. He’s also a very good punt returner, taking back four for touchdowns last year. The Patriots have been relying for years on Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola to take back punts so Jones – once he’s up to speed with the return game and expectations in Foxboro – figures to be dropped into that capacity as well.

Daryl Roberts, a seventh-round pick from Marshall, is also on the roster as is E.J. Biggers, a former Eagle signed as a free agent.

With Jones, Ryan and Butler, the team has three corners with very good ball skills.